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Postby jcaley » 04 May 2015, 11:53

It's not raining! so we will be back on the track this week.
For those who haven't tried track, we welcome new riders. We train 6.30-8.30pm every Monday and Wednesday night (although on Wednesdays the juniors are on the track until 7pm so we ask seniors to do their warm up on rollers/ chat / play with their chainrings until then). We have club track bikes for use on Tempe velodrome while you are getting started. All you need is a Cyling Australia silver or gold licence and and pedals, and please turn up early so we can help get you started. If you already ride road, this pdf download answers a lot of questions you might have. If it is your first time on the track And someone will give you some coaching about the track-specific skills needed.

Matt T
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Postby Matt T » 18 May 2015, 18:45

Hi there,

I went down to the Tempe velodrome tonight at 6.30pm (Monday May 18) to give track riding a go for the first time, but there was no-one there. :( Have I got my days/times/location mixed up?

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Postby frank3dot0 » 18 May 2015, 19:10

Here also at the moment. Giving it a few more minutes.

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Postby shrubb face » 18 May 2015, 20:01

Sorry that is my fault. John Caley told me he couldnt make it tonight and i thought i could but i got stuck picking my partner up from the airport. Normally colin would be there already running the juniors but i think the rain put an end to that.

Training will be back on again on wednesday.

Alex.

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Postby frank3dot0 » 19 May 2015, 20:53

Thanks Alex

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Postby jcaley » 20 May 2015, 10:07

I won't be at training today (Wednesday). Track/rollers room should be open for juniors

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Postby jcaley » 25 May 2015, 15:39

Track will be on tonight. Raw must be just a few weeks away now...

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Postby frank3dot0 » 25 May 2015, 17:43

jcaley wrote:Track will be on tonight. Raw must be just a few weeks away now...


Awesome.. See ya'll there

Matt T
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Postby Matt T » 01 Jun 2015, 16:22

How are we looking for track training tonight (Monday, June 1)?

jcaley
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Postby jcaley » 02 Jun 2015, 10:12

Hi Matt I think we've only missed 2 nights in the past year. In general it will be on regardless of the weather. The rollers sessions are suitably punishing where the aim is to generate the largest pool of sweat.

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Postby Matt T » 02 Jun 2015, 12:23

Thanks John, just wanted to double check after my last effort! I had fun last night, hopefully can make it down again soon

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Postby jcaley » 08 Jun 2015, 16:20

motor pacing on offer at track tonight

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Postby Nozzle » 10 Jun 2015, 16:52

jcaley wrote:motor pacing on offer at track tonight


What about tonight?

Do we think that it will be dry? Looks doubtful.

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Postby jcaley » 10 Jun 2015, 18:17

Possibly not

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Postby jcaley » 10 Jun 2015, 18:38

Roller/trainers session tonight under the grandstand. The more the sweatier

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Postby Nozzle » 23 Jun 2015, 10:27

@jcaley Thanks for getting the bike out last night.

Out of interest, how does one get the skills/training/authorisation to ride the derny.

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Postby jcaley » 23 Jun 2015, 12:27

Cheers Noel. Actually Colin got the bike out ....For those that missed it, apart from pacing short efforts for the sprinters we also had a 30 lap motorpace finishing somwhere over 65 kmh. 2 kierans, a win-n-out, and 2 aussie crawls. Noel, Barrie Mclean at cycling NSW does the derny licence assessments. Best to do it with a couple others so you have riders to tow around.

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Postby jcaley » 24 Aug 2015, 17:49

Rollers tonight at tempe velodrome. There are hot showers for afterwards.

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Postby jamesorton » 26 Aug 2015, 13:29

any idea if training will be on tonight? im keen to come down if we can get on the track

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Postby jcaley » 26 Aug 2015, 13:41

jamesorton wrote:any idea if training will be on tonight? im keen to come down if we can get on the track

We'll be on the track if it is dry. There's enough wind to dry it out even if it rains between now and 7.

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Postby jcaley » 04 Nov 2015, 16:07

Not much rain but almost no chance the track will dry out even if the rain stops. So rollers/trainers. Bring a towel

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Postby jcaley » 13 Jun 2016, 17:25

RAW starts this friday and Track is ON tonight. No rest for the wicked.

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Postby jcaley » 20 Jul 2016, 16:45

Rollers/trainers session tonight.

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Postby jcaley » 01 Aug 2016, 18:02

No training at all tonight due to the wet track.

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Postby jcaley » 14 Nov 2016, 15:13

Track training is on tonight rain, hail or shine. That is, we'll have a trainers/rollers session if the track is wet. The track will dry quite quickly in this wind.

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Postby jhnhtt » 16 Nov 2016, 09:51

Hi, I'm keen to pop down tonight and try the track. Would tonight be suitable with the available coaches and training sessions going on etc?

Thanks, John

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Postby jcaley » 17 Nov 2016, 07:58

Hi John,
sorry I missed your message. Last night we had two new riders. Next Wednesday should be good for coming to try the track.
John Caley

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Postby jhnhtt » 18 Nov 2016, 17:01

Thanks John,
I'll lock it in - See you then. I didn't want to show up last night if you were busy/not expecting me.
Thanks, JH

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Postby jcaley » 21 Nov 2016, 07:22

Tonight (Mon) should be OK also. Its the night for the 120 lapper so not typical of a training night but if you come at 6 30 we will have time to learn the basics of track ettiquette and then you could ride laps.

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Postby jcaley » 23 Nov 2016, 17:53

Track is Dry

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Postby jcaley » 28 Nov 2016, 08:43

Tonight we are running the first night of Twighlight track racing at Tempe. You will need a race licence to race. That means there will be no training.

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Postby yetime » 29 Nov 2016, 14:28

Hey,
wanted to pop by to try the track on Wednesday (30th?) Would that work? I am an absolute newbie but I frequently ride a fixie :) It s possible to rent a track bike there too, right?

Thanks,
Christine

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Postby jcaley » 29 Nov 2016, 15:04

Hi Christine,
yes we can find a club track bike for you to ride. Ideally bring shoes with cleats and your pedals but if not we have pedals with straps you can use in joggers. If you already ride a fixie, there's less of a learning curve. $10 on the night track fees and bring a Cycling Australia licence or show the email that you have got bought one. I'll be away this Wednesday, but Alex or Ben should be there to get you sorted. John
Alex will you be there?

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Postby yetime » 30 Nov 2016, 13:33

Great, see you this evening, I'll be on my roadbike, so maybe I can swap the pedals over :)

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Postby jcaley » 11 Dec 2016, 12:18

Attention DHBC Trackies - there will be no training at Tempe tomorrow Monday Dec 12 as we'll all be a Hurstville Oval for round 2 of the Monday Twilight Track Series. To get there, it's a 10 minute (750 m) walk from Hurstville railway station. I have space for a few in my car if anyone wants a lift. More details on this thread and the facebook event

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Postby jcaley » 26 Dec 2016, 14:02

Boxing day track training is on!

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Postby stubinns » 04 Jan 2017, 16:37

How about tonight? I was very lonely on Monday. ☹️

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Postby jcaley » 08 Jan 2017, 21:24

This Monday the 9th we are racing at Hurstville Oval from 6pm https://m.facebook.com/events/1604651346508703/ So no training at Tempe on Monday 9th Jan

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Postby jcaley » 11 Jan 2017, 11:47

Training is back on track! Ok - terrible pun but there is lots of racing coming up so time to get into training. If you are new to track and/or need a club bike, please arrive as close to 6.30 as possible.

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Postby JayAcher » 13 Jan 2017, 15:59

Hi All,

I saw a few posts on Facebook of some newbies giving track riding a go. Would I be able to come down on Monday 16 Jan to give it a shot? I have my Ride license, but would need to borrow a bike. I also have pedals but somewhat embarrassingly do not have the tools to remove them from my road bike (which I will be riding to the track). Will they be able to be fit to a track bike?

Thanks in advance.

- Justin

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Postby Eleri » 13 Jan 2017, 20:39

Hi Justin

Yes you can come down. You will need to get there at 6:30 to get set up on a bike. There are some larger ones you can borrow, although we did deem 2 of them as needing repair. Unless it's raining in which case we can't ride on the track. There are pedal spanners at the track and you use the same pedals and they do fit.

I see over on this thread that there is a program for the evening. you should be able to get on the pace line if you get up and going.

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Postby jcaley » 23 Jan 2017, 13:35

DHBC trackies note that round 4 of the Twilight Track Series Racing replaces training tonight (Monday) at Tempe.

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Postby JayAcher » 07 Feb 2017, 10:02

I saw an advertisement for some Keirin at Dunc Gray this Wednesday. Does this take the place of track training?

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Postby jcaley » 07 Feb 2017, 10:48

Get out ot dunc and race the Kierens if you possibly can. However, we will still run our training at Tempe.

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Postby jcaley » 13 Feb 2017, 14:46

Mon 13/2 there will be no track training at Tempe as we are all invited to the penultimate Twilight track racing night at Hurstville Oval. I hope to see lots of DHBC there.

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Postby jcaley » 06 Mar 2017, 12:57

Madison night tonight - we will train up anyone keen to learn at the start of the night and then you can join in holding hands...

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Postby JayAcher » 08 Mar 2017, 16:15

Undercover trainer session tonight or is the track dry?

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Postby jcaley » 08 Mar 2017, 17:50

Track has almost dried from a brief 6.30 shower. There may be more later though ... so maybe some track for a bit or matbe the whole lot if we get lucky

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Postby jcaley » 13 Mar 2017, 17:24

Track is dry.....

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Postby jcaley » 16 Mar 2017, 15:21

We had a dry track for both of the senior sessions this week. You get lucky some times... Ben Lindsay and Lizanne also got the benefit of some motorpacing last night. This coming Monday 20/3 is the 120 lapper again. Hopefully the weather will be kind again.

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Postby jcaley » 12 Jul 2017, 15:05

Yes - unless there is a sudden heatwave, the track will be wet tonight 12 June. But depair not! A solid roller/trainers session tonight could be just what your legs ehart and lungs need. Bring a small towel to stop sweat dripping onto your headset bolt and a larger one if you want to shower afterwards.
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Postby jcaley » 02 Aug 2017, 16:05

Track training is cancelled for tonight 2 August 2017 due to a problem with the velodrome lights. Please tell anyone who might be coming

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Postby jcaley » 09 Oct 2017, 17:46

no rain in Tempe if you were wondering whether to come to training tonight


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