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Old 17th February 2012   #251
dickidonor
 
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where will you be damaging your liver tonight hippy ?
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Old 17th February 2012   #252
tika
grr i haven't got tickets :(
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Old 17th February 2012   #253
big daddy waynedonor
 
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Tika - there's one going for tomorrow on the 'other' forum
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Old 17th February 2012   #254
almac68donor
 
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the velodrome was superb last night.. enjoy..
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Old 17th February 2012   #255
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where will you be damaging your liver tonight hippy ?
I've started already.///

Carpernters arms
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Old 17th February 2012   #256
hippy
 
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/aust...ame=0&ns_fee=0

World RECORD! ANNA KAARLE
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Old 17th February 2012   #257
RPM
Hippy.
Still got your diary clear for w/b 13/08?
It's going to be burger time, whoever is paying, so I'm looking forward to that.
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Old 17th February 2012   #258
TheorySwine
 
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GB 1 - 0 AUS

We'll have the World Record off you while we're at it.
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Old 17th February 2012   #259
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Watching on the telly, awesome ride
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Old 17th February 2012   #260
GA2G
 
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Well in for young Varnish! Well deserved World Record ride.
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Old 17th February 2012   #261
j.m.f
Yeah go G.B.
Fantastic
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Old 17th February 2012   #262
kingfisher
A few shots from last night in here...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=6e5c0c5d9e

(Harold -I included a couple of you)
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Old 17th February 2012   #263
j.m.f
Get in!
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Old 17th February 2012   #264
apollodonor
 
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Wr !
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Old 17th February 2012   #265
BlueQuinndonor
 
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Surprised to see Gregory Bauge in the French team. I thought he was still banned.
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Old 17th February 2012   #266
RPM
GB *probably* the fastest "clean" team tho.
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Old 17th February 2012   #267
wiganwill
RPM! Now the night is complete
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Old 17th February 2012   #268
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I went on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed it, amazing venue and great atmosphere. Thanks to who ever mentioned King Eddie's earlier in the thread, had a nice couple of pints there after.
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Old 17th February 2012   #269
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Twas Katie Coo who mentioned it. Think I'm gonna head there on Sunday evening, not Saturday.
I am going to the Saturday day session, gonna split home afterwards to try and catch the finals on the TV.
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Old 17th February 2012   #270
colm
uganda 1km, what was that? On bbc2 red button now
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Old 17th February 2012   #271
Oliver Schickdonor
 
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might be time to play the "Oh I need this drink and food for my diabetes" lie…
"I'm on LFGSS. Do you know what I get like when I can't have my 'medicine'?"
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Old 17th February 2012   #272
Oliver Schickdonor
 
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1. dublinkevin
2. ms.chris
3. joe smiff
4. pops1207
5. Katie-Coo
hippy
Well now, that's the GB spectators crowded out.
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Old 18th February 2012   #273
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uganda 1km, what was that? On bbc2 red button now
poor fella was on a cinelli vigoreli with normal track drops only and front wheel was spokes.
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Old 18th February 2012   #274
Lamb_Of_Cog12
I saw v sprint t shirts and vigorellis on bbc before my gf turned it over, she's now in intensive care
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Old 18th February 2012   #275
dublinkevin
 
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this place is pretty amazing. Would love to have a go on it.
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Old 18th February 2012   #276
_dan_
 
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I;ll be there tomorrow
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Old 18th February 2012   #277
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uganda 1km, what was that? On bbc2 red button now
Seems like there is a pretty cool story to this

http://cyclinguganda.blogspot.com/
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Old 18th February 2012   #278
almac68donor
 
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I am SO excite
was i right, or was i right? hope you weren't disappoint

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Watching on the telly, awesome ride
beers, sofa and tv booked today from 1900-2100

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this place is pretty amazing. Would love to have a go on it.
will it be available for public access after the paralympics? don't forget herne hill though..
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Old 18th February 2012   #279
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Seems like there is a pretty cool story to this

http://cyclinguganda.blogspot.com/
Really interesting link, cheers. Felt for the feller last night but we all cheered him home.

The MC made a bit of a prat of himself interviewing him, but he was a bit of a prat all evening anyway.

Slightly OT, but love this pic from the Ugandan hill climb champs

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WTgbmuAmVG...Tippa_TRY1.JPG

Rod brakes in competitive cycling FTW!
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Old 18th February 2012   #280
OneLessCardigan
^love it. Photo Of The Day>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 18th February 2012   #281
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baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! BT have royally fucked up and turns out they allocated my boss tickets to the diving test event next weekend and not the track tomorrow. We were in France yesterday when he got an extremely apologetic email- he went ballistic and reckons they'll sort him out with tickets for the Olympics but I'm not so sure. proper gutted. :(
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Old 18th February 2012   #282
apc
was seriously good yesterday evening, got to see 2 world records broken and the atmosphere was immense. Gonna watch it on tv tonight, cant wait for the sprint.
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Old 18th February 2012   #283
NCGee
Great atmosphere during the session today. For anyone going tomorrow: it's warm and there was no trouble bringing in a bag of food. Enjoy.
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Old 18th February 2012   #284
RPM
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poor fella was on a cinelli vigoreli with normal track drops only and front wheel was spokes.
I think the fact he clearly isn't a trained athlete and hasn't ridden much indoors was more of an issue. However, I hear his 1:21 is now a Ugandan national record.

Lots of the lesser known nations put in some questionable performances. The Finish rider couldn't hold his line at all. A simple couple of coaching sessions to help him ride a track better would have knocked several seconds off his time.
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Old 18th February 2012   #285
XH
 
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Poor Pendleton, struggling to get round Meares' huge ass
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Old 18th February 2012   #286
popsdonor
 
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Ill be there tomorrow: Block 123 row 9 seat 441.
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Old 18th February 2012   #287
varnodonor
 
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Xx

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Old 18th February 2012   #288
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This was a lot of fun today. The venue is great (although one or two rows of seats at the turns have no view whatsoever of the track - all the people in that row had to stand), the atmosphere was charged, and of course any GB athlete was greeted with massive roars. Some great races, a few dangerous spills, lots of action. I found it a bit dehydrating with the heat and lights where we were sitting, and was quite wiped out getting home. It was warm but not unbearably hot. They were not strict at all about bringing your own stuff in. You do have to pass through airport style metal detectors alright.

Best race of the evening (which I watched on the internet) was the womens elimination race as part of the omnium. Did anyone else see this? It was on after 9pm after the coverage on BBC2 ended. It was brilliant. Laura Trott must have avoided about five or six eliminations by a close whisker and managed to hang on, eventually ended up winning it, beating Tara Whitten from Canada who is a very strong contender. Amazing stuff. I think she is only 18 as well. Definitely one to watch in the future.
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Old 18th February 2012   #289
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Best race of the evening (which I watched on the internet) was the womens elimination race as part of the omnium. Did anyone else see this? It was on after 9pm after the coverage on BBC2 ended. It was brilliant. Laura Trott must have avoided about five or six eliminations by a close whisker and managed to hang on, eventually ended up winning it, beating Tara Whitten from Canada who is a very strong contender. Amazing stuff. I think she is only 18 as well. Definitely one to watch in the future.
I've got a ticket for tomorrow. When I first looked at the line-up of events I didn't really give the women's omnium much thought, but can't wait to see the conclusion of it now. So glad I clicked the red button this evening, that was an incredible race. God knows how she hung on to win. Great effort.
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Old 18th February 2012   #290
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Best race of the evening (which I watched on the internet) was the womens elimination race as part of the omnium. Did anyone else see this? It was on after 9pm after the coverage on BBC2 ended. It was brilliant. Laura Trott must have avoided about five or six eliminations by a close whisker and managed to hang on, eventually ended up winning it, beating Tara Whitten from Canada who is a very strong contender. Amazing stuff. I think she is only 18 as well. Definitely one to watch in the future.
Saw it on the red button coverage on the telly. Epic effort and fantastic tactical riding. Was hilarious hearing the presenters totally misunderstanding her strategy.
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Old 18th February 2012   #291
ms.chris
^ this
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Old 18th February 2012   #292
ms.chris
@ Katie, ouch! that's rubbish :-( at least BBC is playing a bunch of it and you'll get all the highlights that way too.
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Old 18th February 2012   #293
colm
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Saw it on the red button coverage on the telly. Epic effort and fantastic tactical riding. Was hilarious hearing the presenters totally misunderstanding her strategy.
I dont know how she did it. she was in a dangerous position for alot of those laps, its very easy to get bunched in/sometimes you cant speed up as theres no room ahead. once there was 4 left she had a perfect set up for a win, amazing how many sprints/accelerations she did and still was fresh for the the final finish. best race Ive seen in a while.
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Old 18th February 2012   #294
colm
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Old 19th February 2012   #295
magnuswinwick

IMG_0936 by i b i k e l o n d o n, on Flickr
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Old 19th February 2012   #296
tika
she does know how to ride the devil! awesome performance
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Old 19th February 2012   #297
markbikeslondon
Have just uploaded my pics and a little write up of the Friday PM session:
http://ibikelondon.blogspot.com/2012...-to-track.html

Loved the atmosphere on Friday night, loved some of the riding, loved the Ugandan Hackney CC rider, loved the venue. Really liked the "promenade" that went all the way around the track; was able to stand over the finish line for ages, and stand over the banking too, as well as hook up with some mates for a very price beer. The lights, which I'm guessing have been rigged for high def TV, really take it out of you. Mark's top tip: take a cycling cap and don't wear too much.

Wish I'd got Olympic tickets now, although I reckon there were probably more people in the crowd who follow cycling at least to some extent than there will be during the Games when all the gravy trainers are in there with their free tickets. So the atmosphere was probably more electric for this than it will be for the Games.
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Old 19th February 2012   #298
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Forstemann 'doing a Schick' in the sprint there!
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Old 19th February 2012   #299
T-V
That was great. Shame it came just after a conversation I was having with my gf about why that never happens.
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Old 19th February 2012   #300
Wrongcog
 
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I don't care how many times I see em, I still can't deal with the size of that man's legs!
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