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What except wood could they possibly use to build velodrome tracks?
This is the track of the National Cycling Centre in Manchester:
It opened in September 1994 and remained the only indoor Olympic-standard track in the United Kingdom for 18 years and was relaid with Siberian pine in Summer 2007.
It is now complemented with the new velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics, which is being built from - you guessed it - wood.
I have never seen anything else being used for building indoor velodrome tracks.
But I sure stand corrected if you show me something different.
Whoa!! i visited a few tracks before and they were made from extremely smooth Asphault. My apologies sir!. But i only seen outdoor tracks so i guess that explains it! and im the guy training for track racing. I'll take a pic of the track i go to.
That is an awesome 60s-70s photo. No way that you would see parents watching their kids do that nowadays.
We had jump and return ramp one year and I jumped flaming Christmas trees on my mom's bike with child carrier on the back of it.
Ahhhhh, the good ol' days!!
Bike jumps and FIRE!!! yeah buddy it dont get no better then that.
You know the kid making the jump.... is probably the neighborhood GOD after doing that! You know the audience is like awestruck!!!
Look at the mom running for the small pail of water!!!
I wonder how far I could jump Fugsley!
No apologies necessary. Come and visit! I can get you on a bike in the Manchester Velodrome and you can have a go on wood yourself.
Most importantly, there are licensed bars, too.
Just thought I'd mention that the outdoor velodrome here in Blaine Minnesota has a wood track. They say it is made of African Afzalia wood and is one of only 3 wooden outdoor tracks in the U.S.
And what a beauty she is. I'm sooo tempted!
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