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August 8, 2012

Track Tiger Triumph

The London Olympics has seen a phenomenal performance by cycling Team GB captained by the indefatigable Sir Chris Hoy and Vikki Pendleton. Golds Galore as well as other medals heaped upon their enormous talent. One of the races won by Chris was the Keirin, a fast sprint wound up over several laps behind a small motorized bike called a Derny. Offering a slipstream to allow huge gears to be pedaled at top speeds. In its western guise (keirin is a Japanese creation) a larger capacity bike was used; most often the workhorse Triumph Tiger. Seat adjusted for standing rider maximising a wind “shadow”, roll bar for bicycle touching at close range cycling, and away you go… Crank ’em both up!