Gemz wrote:johnL wrote:having looked at the boulder indoor tracks website, thats a power of timber in that also so not exactly cheap either. Also would a 145m track be that useful?
The Boulder "Velodrome in Warehouse" is better than nothing. It shows innovative thinking. And as Kiwi's we pride ourselves what can be done with limited resources.
And these would be public facilities that could be used by everyone from the average person who wants to cycle just for fitness through to racing.
(From a former Boulderite)
One thing to recognise is that the Boulder track is a private track - the city doesn't pay in at all for any sort of cycle training tracks - there is a mountain bike park going in as a partnership with the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, but you wouldn't believe how many years it took to get to this point. The other big difference is that the Boulder track is aimed at the entire Front Range, not just Boulder, and there are about 2 million people living within an hour of the track. Two other factors are weather - some years there are 2 to 3 months that you can't ride road/mountain at all due to snow or ice and lastly Boulder is freaking crawling with sponsored riders who can someone else to pay for their track time as well as rich retirees who have nothing better to do with their cash (except pay for climbing gyms)