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delcrossv
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Posted - 06/07/2012 :  11:36:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Friday night "citizens" racing at the Northbrook velodrome.

http://www.northbrookbicycleclub.org/fridaynightraces.html

I'll start with 3: 9 yo on the Sunset, 6yo on a 1950's Schwinn, 5 yo on her new Giant 16" (no training wheels). Seems like ther're adult categories too. Heh, heh, heh.

Anyone else going?

Edited by - delcrossv on 06/07/2012 11:46:24

warren
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Posted - 06/07/2012 :  15:32:11  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can you race a recumbent at their citizen races?
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delcrossv
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Posted - 06/08/2012 :  06:58:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's my understanding. 2 wheels and a brake. No aerobars- snicker.

Edited by - delcrossv on 06/08/2012 06:59:35
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sean costin
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  10:34:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice meeting you and your family Fran. We'll bring the recumbent next week and we will probably switch back and forth. I know Jonathan wouldn't have hit his head nearly as hard on the ground if he was riding a recumbent. We are going to do the training on Wednesday nights as well.

Cecelia did a great job of keeping control when she hit the grass. You did a nice job of adapting the bike for her.


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warren
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  15:00:46  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Uh-oh, sounds like some drama. Were they trying to take each other out?
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delcrossv
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  08:08:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice to meet you and Jonathan too, Sean. We'll have Mathias on the Rans and Cecilia again next week (hopefully). I will make an effort to get them there Wednesday too.

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Originally posted by warren

Uh-oh, sounds like some drama. Were they trying to take each other out?




Nothing like that, but a little drama- Jonathan took a hard spill but got back up- Great kid. Cecilia went off pavement at speed for a sec but saved it. Tons of fun for all concerned.

I just have to arrive later- they were all buzzing around the track from 4:30 to 6. Too much "warm up"- especially for the little ones.

Who makes/made those little track bikes the other kids were riding? I have to get Genevieve on something faster than the Schwinn.


Edited by - delcrossv on 06/11/2012 08:14:41
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sean costin
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  15:37:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You might try to take a bmx bike and put narrower tires on it and perhaps short reach Mountain bike bars to get her leaned forward more.

I'll miss that Schwinn.
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delcrossv
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  20:00:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by sean costin

You might try to take a bmx bike and put narrower tires on it and perhaps short reach Mountain bike bars to get her leaned forward more.

I'll miss that Schwinn.



Good idea.

She'll still be using it in the near term. so no worries there.
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delcrossv
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Posted - 06/25/2012 :  08:04:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
UCI'd-
Well, they put all the 'bents into a class- no more racing with the "roadies".

Not too bad though,the 13 yo gets to race his little sister (otherwise he was aged out). He got the Vanguard going 25 mph!

I'm going to look for another steel roadbike for the older girl so she can do both classes (age and 'bent)

With 5 kids racing now I am in dire need of a trailer.

Edited by - delcrossv on 06/25/2012 08:13:23
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