Author Topic: Thunderdrome  (Read 983 times)

David Martin

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Thunderdrome
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:56:48 pm »
OK, it was a bit contrived [1] but.. for sheer entertainment it was great. The only downside was Callum Skinner breaking a collarbone in the sprint - the banking is somewhat unforgiving.

The Derney race was unreal - never seen anything like it before. Television doesn't capture the sheer smell and sound as riders hurtle round the track at up to 75kph.  :o

You are really close to the action, and for photographers there is plenty of light with a modern dSLR at f4 (about 1/160 at iso 800)

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Good parking at the Velodrome but shocking signing trying to get there by bike. Some nice dutch style segregated cycle path in Glasgow though.

Photos appearing - the fire balls were warm, even at that distance..

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and a few appearances by this man with bikes old:


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and new


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[1] The final Kierin couldn't have been more of a crowdpleasing result if it had been scripted. Err..
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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 10:01:43 pm »
We're going tomorrow. Tickets are from 10 AM which seems early. What was the program for saturday pls ? I cannot find a program for sunday.

David Martin

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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 11:28:17 pm »
Not a clue. Enjoy - The arena is a really good facility.
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fuaran

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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 08:33:43 pm »
It will be on TV tomorrow - BBC2 at 7pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nrc21

Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 09:30:01 pm »
Must have been great to see GO on Old Faithfull! 

First time I'd seen a picture of his new one.  Must google now to see what is happening with his record attempt...

David Martin

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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 11:03:56 pm »
It will be on TV tomorrow - BBC2 at 7pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nrc21

That might be just BBC2 Scotland though. Should be on iPlayer.
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David Martin

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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 09:57:07 pm »
Watch again on iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yhvyd I didn't realise Callum Skinner had ridden down the banking on just the front wheel when he crashed..
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Rhys W

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Re: Thunderdrome
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 10:06:20 pm »
Graeme Obree turned up at the opening of the Wales National Velodrome a few years ago as well - did a few laps on Old Faithful and then walked round the track selling copies of his autobiography from a plastic bag.  :-\

Great to see the track opening, it will be hugely successful.