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1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES 

My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984.  This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year).  With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year.  Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA.  Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.
1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES 

My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984.  This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year).  With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year.  Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA.  Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.

1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES


My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984. This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year). With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year. Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA. Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.
The general rule of thumb is, if you’re not hurting you’re probably not doing it right.

Sir Chris Hoy in an article he wrote for The Telegraph about the training year ahead of him before the 2012 London Olympics.



Read the full article at The Telegraph.

2012 LONDON OLYMPICS COLLECTIBLE COIN 

Designed by 16-year old Theo Crutchley-Mack.  A 50p coin for only 3 quid — what a deal!  Snatch it at Royal Mint.

Found on The Foot Down.

2012 LONDON OLYMPICS COLLECTIBLE COIN


Designed by 16-year old Theo Crutchley-Mack. A 50p coin for only 3 quid — what a deal! Snatch it at Royal Mint.

Found on The Foot Down.
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GT PURSUITERS 

I’m totally loving this shot from the 1996 Olympic Velodrome at Stone Mountain Park.  Check out those GT superbikes!

Photo taken by Russell Ellington.
GT PURSUITERS 

I’m totally loving this shot from the 1996 Olympic Velodrome at Stone Mountain Park.  Check out those GT superbikes!

Photo taken by Russell Ellington.

GT PURSUITERS


I’m totally loving this shot from the 1996 Olympic Velodrome at Stone Mountain Park. Check out those GT superbikes!

Photo taken by Russell Ellington.

LONDON OLYMPIC VELODROME OPENS


With 18 months until the games begin, opening ceremonies were held yesterday to celebrate the completion of the beautiful new velodrome for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

BBC has the story and the pictures.
SUPERWOMAN

Antonella Bellutti at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Found on Milano Fixed.
SUPERWOMAN

Antonella Bellutti at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Found on Milano Fixed.

SUPERWOMAN


Antonella Bellutti at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Found on Milano Fixed.

I guess you could say that the UK is pretty excited about their new Olympic Velodrome in London. Rightfully so. We should all be excited about it. There’s less than a dozen velodromes of this class IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

In this video, Seb Coe drools over the “jaw-dropping” construction of the new track.

See a bunch of photos of the brand new Olympic Velodrome on David Fearn’s Flickr.

London Velodrome Architect Ron Webb

The London Olympic Velodrome is now complete!

Click here to see a quick video interview with track architect Ron Webb about the precision and care that went into its design.


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