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    Default London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    Apparently, it's the first major venue (among ones that needed to be built) to be completed. Looks amazing...but the few times that I've ridden on wood really gave me the heebie jeebies!

    BBC News - In pictures: London 2012 Olympic velodrome

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    and to think --- the "mouse," in orlando, let the atlanta olympic velodrome slip through his paws to canada ..

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    Default Re: London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    I have never ridden on wood. Always concrete for me. I don't know how much I would like to crash on a wooden track after seeing the recent images of the splinter after a crash. Oh wait, I don't like to crash anyway and concrete is the most amazing skin remover ever.
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    I love that Chris Hoy was knighted.

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    Default Re: London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    is that the track where the dude got the big ol' splinter?

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    Default Re: London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    Quote Originally Posted by 54ny77 View Post
    is that the track where the dude got the big ol' splinter?
    That was in Manchester - this is a new track, hasn't been raced on yet.

    By the way, for more splintery nastiness google "craig milton launceston 1985"

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    it looks just like the one in my basement




    well i dreamed i had one
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    Quote Originally Posted by pruckelshaus View Post
    Apparently, it's the first major venue (among ones that needed to be built) to be completed. Looks amazing...but the few times that I've ridden on wood really gave me the heebie jeebies!

    BBC News - In pictures: London 2012 Olympic velodrome
    Montreal's steep wood banks were smooth as glass, I slid a few times with no major trauma- glory days!

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    People I know who rode it said it's fast. World records will be broken.

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    Default Re: London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    racing on whats underneath it was fun.

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    stunning design. great work London!

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    Our Aussie Ron Webb strikes again :-)
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    Default Re: London 2012 Velodrome completed...

    Beautiful track but losing Eastway for the Velopark is still difficult to accept.

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    Stunning

    Ah sorry Grant. I just re-read the post, and must plead guilty to plagiarizing. Still stunning.

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