TOC Tracks and Velodromes

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  1. #1 Posted Feb 13, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I thought it would be interesting to see some of the tracks that used to exist during the late 1800's and early 1900's.

    The Chicago Portable Indoor Track is interesting in the way it was designed.

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    The Waltham, MA track.
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    The Charles River Park track in Cambridge,MA.
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    The Revere,MA Cycle Track at the start of the Boston 6 Day Race, 1901.
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    The Sprinfield,MA track.
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    Madison Square Garden, NYC. Circa 1908.
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    The Vailsburg track in Newark,NJ.
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    The Coney Island Velodrome,NYC.
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    On this side of the pond, we have Herne Hill Velodrome, in South London.
    Built in 1891, the only surviving venue of the 1948 Olympic Games and still in use today.....

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  10. #10 Posted Feb 22, 2018

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    Amazing photo, so much to see.
    Next to the banner announcing what is being "sung," there are two bikes inside a raised platform all on their own. What do you make of that?
     
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    1911 Newark Velodrome

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  13. #13 Posted Mar 29, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    All the velodrome are fascinating, and really era of time that was so special.
     
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