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Beginners Guide To Track Racing

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  1. Never stop pedaling! This is important.
  2. Always turn left.
  3. Throw up on the bends, it saves time.
  4. The bloke on the motorbike isn't cheating.
  5. Never ask a sprinter what gear he's using. (You'll only get the answer "I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you" which is really funny the first dozen times you hear it)
  6. Asking how far is the "Unknown Distance" always gets a laugh.
  7. They always blow the whistle in the "Unknown Distance", just as you blow up and get caught.
  8. If you blow up, you're only 30 seconds away from a chair.
  9. If you can't hold the pace, you need a bigger gear.
  10. If you can't hold the pace, you need a smaller gear.
  11. You're not fat, you're a sprinter.
  12. Being fat, doesn't mean you can sprint.
  13. If you live long enough, you'll eventually be a World Masters Champion.
  14. Never stop pedaling in front of a Paris-Roubaix Champion, unless you want to learn a foreign language!
  15. If a crash occurs ride up the track, unless it is a team mate, in which case dive down the banking and run him over.
  16. Avoid crashes. The paper work takes too long to fill out.

Please see other club members for further advice:

Martin Latewood - How to meet strange, unusual people and p*** them off
Steve Williams - How to lead out a sprint
Tony Hudson - I'm too old for this!
Talbot Thrush - Staying Upright
Ross Phillips - How to pack

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