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Old 01-22-19, 07:59 AM
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nice! Dugasts always bring up the bling game
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Dreaming about the track during this brutal week of winter. After searching for a couple years, I bought this '09 Tiemeyer from a retired Canadian racer. I had the privilege of racing this amazing machine on eight different velodromes in 2018, my first full season in the elite fields. Looking forward to 2019!
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eight tracks is quite a feat in the USA. but in australia that's "within a 45 min drive."
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eight tracks is quite a feat in the USA. but in australia that's "within a 45 min drive."
It helps having friends/satellite teammates coordinating logistics for you at new tracks.
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eight tracks is quite a feat in the USA. but in australia that's "within a 45 min drive."
Realistically that is only in Melbourne and Sydney. I'm in Melbourne and could reach easily that number including two indoor tracks. Country towns are much further apart but usually has a track of some description, even if only a low banked track around the outside of the town's sports oval.
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it's still an embarrassment of riches.

here in NYC, we have two 3 hours away from each other, and the next closest 3 are all about a 10+ hour drive away.
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Yeah, Australia has always seemed like a paradise for trackies. Japan has a lot of tracks, but 95% of them are pro keirin tracks and access generally ranges from "it's complicated" to "no" (but politely, of course).
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Originally Posted by benjovland View Post
Dreaming about the track during this brutal week of winter. After searching for a couple years, I bought this '09 Tiemeyer from a retired Canadian racer. I had the privilege of racing this amazing machine on eight different velodromes in 2018, my first full season in the elite fields. Looking forward to 2019!
Well done on the racing! I think it took me 3-4 years to hit that many tracks. And that's a really sweet score with that bike. I'm pretty sure that in 10 years time a Tiemeyer frame will start to aquire "collectible" status. You've got a real gem there.
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I would suggest collectable already. Beautiful bike!
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Realistically that is only in Melbourne and Sydney. I'm in Melbourne and could reach easily that number including two indoor tracks. Country towns are much further apart but usually has a track of some description, even if only a low banked track around the outside of the town's sports oval.

Have you heard the rumours about moving the track at Hisense (or what ever its called) to cycling only arena around Albert park?

Sounds great but it would be nice if CV could manage 1 track before being given a second one :S
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I hadn't heard, but would be great as Hisense arena is far too underutilized for cycling events!

Agree with your Cycling Victoria sentiment...
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My "retirement bike" that I pull out when I show up and scare everybody swervin' in some random B Grade 5 Lap Scratch:













My buddy Allen Anthony paints high-end bikes. The name of his thing is "echte liebe", which is German and translates to "Real Love" (or something to that effect). I think he did a great job on my custom Snyder. Snyder is now closed for business after 11 years.

From Seth:
Happy Halloween! It is also our 11 year anniversary! This has been a wild ride, but I am exiting the roller coaster at the end of the year. There is plenty to be missed, but I have not found myself wanting to continue on the same path.

Speaking of Pro Roadies on the Track...here is Oscar Clark (BMC Hincapie) riding a Snyder (with Seth Snyder on the right):


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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
Well done on the racing! I think it took me 3-4 years to hit that many tracks. And that's a really sweet score with that bike. I'm pretty sure that in 10 years time a Tiemeyer frame will start to aquire "collectible" status. You've got a real gem there.
Thanks, Taras and Dalai. I have the great privilege of having queerpunk as a good friend and satellite teammates who has helped me with logistics at new tracks and encouraged me to take racing to a level I didn't think possible.

I first started spectating at the NSC Velodrome ten years ago. One of the dominant teams at the time had a deal with Dave, and they were all riding his frame. They were the first true track bikes I'd ever seen, and I thought they were hot ****. I feel lucky to have found one that fits, even though I started searching after he'd retired.
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Originally Posted by benjovland View Post
Thanks, Taras and Dalai. I have the great privilege of having queerpunk as a good friend and satellite teammates who has helped me with logistics at new tracks and encouraged me to take racing to a level I didn't think possible.

I first started spectating at the NSC Velodrome ten years ago. One of the dominant teams at the time had a deal with Dave, and they were all riding his frame. They were the first true track bikes I'd ever seen, and I thought they were hot ****. I feel lucky to have found one that fits, even though I started searching after he'd retired.
Sounds like it was meant to be.
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