Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Conners on Sat 18/Sep/10 5:25pm

Fraser wrote:how much is to much? :hmmm:

I think in this case, there was too much :D
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby poledo on Sat 18/Sep/10 5:28pm

Just heard on radio that it's the roof over the main stadium ie. the netball/tennis courts. Velodrome seems to be ok.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby crowt on Sat 18/Sep/10 5:42pm

During my stay in NZ 5 years ago a skater stadium in my country, Bavaria, Germany, collapsed due to heavy snow load. 15 people were dead.
They found out that the glue used for the wooden construction of the roof had lost it´s adhesive power. 10-15 cm of snow is not a lot in our winters, often we have 30 cm in one night, or 1,5 m overall for weeks.

Your country suffers a lot this winter, the earthquake, the snow,... hope the series ends here.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Ahad on Sat 18/Sep/10 6:06pm

Unbelievable! Big snowfalls like that at this time of year?! :crazy:

Ohhh... 6 degrees in Ashburton now so cold air heading this way...
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby swtchbckr on Sat 18/Sep/10 7:46pm

mother nature is trying to tell us something perhaps??? :eh:
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Sat 18/Sep/10 7:47pm

swtchbckr wrote:mother nature is trying to tell us something perhaps??? :eh:


That track cycling is gay?
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby j-dax on Sat 18/Sep/10 7:49pm

I live two streets over the snow is not that bad around 15cm, not all that much and it was quite dry snow. The building must have design issues to fail with that little snow. At least as I am aware of know one was hurt and now they know it needs work to bring it up to scratch.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby crowt on Sat 18/Sep/10 8:01pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:
swtchbckr wrote:mother nature is trying to tell us something perhaps??? :eh:


That track cycling is gay?


Probably not. Look at them beasts!
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby j-dax on Sat 18/Sep/10 8:07pm

I would not like my name on the plans for the building, any one know who designed it?
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby murphyflair on Sat 18/Sep/10 8:51pm

The articles say the velodrome is completely fine. So no need to worry. Well, in respect to cycling anyway.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Fergie on Sat 18/Sep/10 8:56pm

Yeah Velodrome is fine, the damage was to the Basketball Court Area. Racing is all go for the Carnival on Oct 5-6th!
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby fatwombat on Sat 18/Sep/10 9:58pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:
swtchbckr wrote:mother nature is trying to tell us something perhaps??? :eh:


That track cycling is gay?

That new Zealand's only enclosed wooden velodrome shouldn't have been located at the arse end of the country, one hop away from Scott Base? :p

With snow in Invercargill, earthquakes in Chch, floods in Manuwatu and and power failures in Orcland, there's obviously only one safe place in the whole country for a good velodrome - Wellington!!! :D
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby gydey on Sun 19/Sep/10 7:27am

Yes, of course, because Wellington has All of those traits you mention :-)
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby EoinC on Sun 19/Sep/10 10:57am

Fergie wrote:Yeah Velodrome is fine, the damage was to the Basketball Court Area. Racing is all go for the Carnival on Oct 5-6th!

That's good news - Well, for the airline excess baggage account, anyway...
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby EoinC on Sun 19/Sep/10 11:02am

fatwombat wrote:With snow in Invercargill, earthquakes in Chch, floods in Manuwatu and and power failures in Orcland, there's obviously only one safe place in the whole country for a good velodrome - Wellington!!! :D
Until velodromes start being made from well-drained, centrally-heated rubber, I guess you'll have to make do with Haitaitai...
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