Gawler Wheelers-TRACK NIGHT

Event Description


Event Date : Friday 17-Feb-2012 - NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL (HIRE CYCLE SECTION)

Location
Adelaide Super-Drome (located here with info here)
State Sports Park
Main North Rd
Gepps Cross, SA, 5094

Info
Duration : 2 Hours
Elevation : 43° Banked
Surface : Softwood
Suitability : Novice & total beginners

Cost

  • $25 (includes track cycle hire - limited numbers and sizes (child, 50, 53, 56 & 59cm))
  • $15 (BYO track cycle)
  • Free (spectators)


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  • Leave a message in the 'COMMENT WALL' below and indicate if you need to hire a track cycle or if you will use your own.

Event Details

  • A private Gawler Wheelers session of introductory track cycling on dedicated fixed gear track cycles at the Adelaide Super-Drome following the normal Friday Night Novice Track session.
  • Coach Eddie Smith and experienced track cyclist, Tony Brennand (J.B's brother), will be on hand for nominal tuition and assistance.
  • A limited number of track cycles (approx. 20), in various sizes, are available for hire. The 'Hillbrick Pista' is generally the track cycle available for hire.
  • The track cycles for hire use pedals with straps but you may be able to use your own pedals, so be prepared by bringing your own cycling shoes, pedals and a pedal wrench. A set of Allen keys will also allow for seat post height adjustments.

    Note : Modifications to Super-Drome hire track cycles will be at the discretion of the Super-Drome coach.
  • If you have your own track cycle then you are guaranteed to ride on the night.
  • As this is an official Gawler Wheelers Event, you are encouraged to wear your GW Jersey.
  • Track cycle hire on the night will be on a 'first come, first served' basis.
  • If you decide (or need) to share a track cycle between two people then the cost will be ($25 + $15) $40 total.
  • Please ensure you bring the correct money (either $15, $25 or $40) to avoid any issues with having to receive change. Payment is due on the night.

IMPORTANT

The Gawler Wheelers Track Night Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Track Night Event.


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Comment by Gawler Wheeler on May 12, 2012 at 20:40

NEW PAGE - FLYING 200m TIME TRIAL

➨ Gawler Wheelers - Flying 200m Time Trial Page


Comment by Gawler Wheeler on February 19, 2012 at 14:14

TRACK NIGHT - FRIDAY 17-Feb-2012 - FLYING 200 TIMES

NAME

TIME (seconds)

Kevin Sireau (FRA)
9.572 (World Record)
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Tony Brennand
13.46
Craig
13.81
J.B
13.95
Juddy (Shane)
14.00
Rob (Chewbacca)
14.11
Darren
14.33
Nick
14.35
Wilson Devo
14.44
Pete
14.45
Brett
14.50
Chris Cuthbert
15.21
Stefan
15.24
Mathew (The Cadence Man)
15.49
Carmen
15.50
Peter Short
15.52
Chris
15.54
Keith
16.12
Pete Roberts
16.19
Nick (Spartacus Friend)
16.34
Fabian
17.14 (17.20)
Lorraine
17.35
Dave, Lewiston
18.28

Comment by Gawler Wheeler on February 19, 2012 at 14:10

TRACK NIGHT COMMENT - "THE FLYING 200"

The flying 200m time trial (so-called because riders have a flying start, as opposed to the standing start in the kilo/500m) is rarely held on its own. It is more commonly used as the qualifying event for the sprint competition, or as part of an Omnium competition. Velodromes have a line painted across the track at 200m before the finish line, for this purpose. Therefore, the size the track will determine where the 200-meter line is (for 250m tracks, it is about two-thirds of the way through the first bend; for 200-meter tracks, it is the finish line; for 400-meter tracks, it is the start line in the back straight). The clock will start as they cross this line and stop when they reach the finish line.

Depending on the size of the track, riders have between one and three laps to build up speed before the clock starts. They will ride around the very top of the track as they near the start line, then drop down to the bottom to gain as much speed as possible from rolling down the steep inclined banking. The Flying 200m is ridden on a standard track bike (drop handlebars, spoked front wheel) when it is part of the Sprint competition, and often during the Omnium as well so riders need have only one bike.

A fast time at elite level is just above 10 seconds for men, 12 seconds for women. The men's record of 9.572 seconds was set by Kévin Sireau in Moscow, Russia on May 30, 2009.

➨ Gawler Wheelers-TRACK NIGHT


Comment by Darren on February 17, 2012 at 22:46

Thanks for arranging this.  I had an awesome night tonight, a lot of fun and I'm sure I'll go again sometime soon.  Well done!

Comment by J.B. on February 17, 2012 at 17:46

Sorry to hear you will not be there tonight Dale. Probably wise to give the back a rest. 

Hope to see you are back on the road soon Michael and Dale.

Cheers

Comment by Michael Wetherley on February 17, 2012 at 17:04

I have to pull out to my knee still not up to riding yet. Sucks big time was going to do grand slam on Sunday too.

Comment by Dale (rouleur) Riggs on February 17, 2012 at 12:00

Reluctantly i have had to pull out of track night and I was looking forward to it so much. Common sense has forced me to rest the back this week for longer term benefit. See you on the road next weekend.

Comment by Andrew M on February 15, 2012 at 14:00

might be coming - Michael's got a bad knee and has asked if I want to share/take over his bike.  i'll see if I can get away on Fri night.

Comment by Ol' Dr. Cadence (Mathew) on February 15, 2012 at 8:47

Thanks for the Heads up Wilson. I have been researching about Track cycling and i think ill mostly ride  in the Stayers lane...if i can even do that.

I also am pretty short this week, but made sure i saved $25 for friday, so does that mean i cant share it?($40 to share?) Thanks.

Comment by Gawler Wheeler on February 14, 2012 at 20:36

TRACK NIGHT COMMENT

The normal Friday night Novice Track Session goes from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Our Gawler Wheelers Novice Track Session starts at 8:30pm. I would imagine you would want to get there any time after 8:00pm. I will be there from 8:00pm onwards. See you all there !


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