Circulus

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

33 thoughts on “Circulus

  1. …ya, that could be fun…for like a night (with beers) & then you’d be forever bored…

    …bet that dude spent a lotta money to find out what will soon be kinda obvious to he & his little pals…

  2. Needs improvements:

    That circles shit’s been around for a few dozen days already. I’m sure there’s a deleted post regarding it somewhere’s. Whetted. If its gonna rock, it needs about 3x the bank height. Then ditch all them pussy hipsters. Then throw some heavy cash at a few dudes in funny hats who want to kill. Call it a micro keirin.

    A few Japanese cats will fund the sake. The hookers will be premium quality. The cocaine exceptional. A King Pin will emerge. It could be a story of legend.

    But as it is, fuck. How do they say poseur in japan?

  3. bingo: “…bet that dude spent a lotta money to find out what will soon be kinda obvious to he & his little pals”

  4. Dirty is drunk and in Ireland…which is different than when Dirty is drunk and in Arizona in that he is now really wet instead of really hot while drinking a beer (take that as you will). The lameness of the video is unaffected either way.

    I’ve always thought of the Velodrome as the realm of the Zoolander school for kids who can’t bike good. Left turns only.

  5. …that ain’t a velodrome…

    …a velodrome has straightaways that can affect how you approach cornering & corners that affect how you utilize the straightaways…

    …that’s a bowl of clown soup…

  6. …specialneedz…i like how even danny macaskill crashed & the other dude rode completely over him & stayed up…

  7. Someone posted a video here a year, maybe 2 years ago, about some guy that bought an old library and built an awesome track in there. I looked but I cannot find it.

  8. @Thom: a few months ago there was a post about a guy who set up a Velodrome in a school library as part of his art final. It wasn’t that long ago. Is that what you were thinking of?

  9. It may be “a bowl of clown soup”, but it’s going to be the centerpiece of the showroom floor at Interbike this year. Maybe one man’s lame is another man’s rad.

  10. “…another man’s bowl of man chowder”

    …now THAT, gianni, is an unfortunate turn of phrase…

    …ummm, not that there’s anything wrong with that, right ???…

  11. Was it only a few months ago? I could have sworn it was at LEAST a year. Maybe I’m just getting old.

  12. I can’t see the video, but I think this is the same track that was set up in the library. Urban Velo, otherwise known as the hipster rag, had a story or 2 on it. Some guys bought it and took it home with them, and were taking it around to parties or setting up parties with it. Something like that.

  13. I wrote a piece in the new issue of Paved about last month’s PDW launch party and the fellow who originally built it. Riding it and hanging out while others do the same isn’t nearly as fun as anonymously talking shit on a website about it, but it’s pretty good.

  14. …ya, okay…so if it’s at your house, how many times out a’ 365 do you think it maintains any real interest ???…

    …there’s the first time when dudes are hopped after a dirt ride & they come over, quaff brew, ride it, laugh fucking hysterically when jo jo blows it & launches over the top & lands in the empties & then fast eddie tight spirals into the infield & “…looks like he’s doing a fucking swan dive, man”…okay, they’ll be back at least once more…

    …then there’s your out a’ town buds who’re just “…dying to try it, man ‘cuz it looks fucking radical !!!…”, so there’s that week (end ???) when they get in a few hours after the real riding…

    …of course, there’s the time when the neighborhood kids finally talk you into letting them try it but billy from down the block splits his lip when he crashes & his sister has their mom over there before the dust settles & she’s yelling at you ‘cuz “…you don’t have any sense of responsibilities…these are children !!!” & the lawsuit threat makes ya figure that “…fuck, dude, i just like riding bikes & this is getting intense”

    …there is all that, so maybe what, 10 times a year ???…

    …have a good time !!!…

  15. Hi. I’m looking for the other innerwebs that isn’t shit talked. Anyone?

    Who among us would choose not to roll around that thing for a wee few laps but instead, sit in a pouty corner? I say none. We are all dorks and rejects. All of us Would spin that village velodrome a time or three. It’s good art. It’s a contraption that can be RIDDEN, son. It requires active participation just like Blog commentary. who don’t like that? Sure. It won’t replace the keirin. Well, not yet anyway. The hipster critical mass is still days away. And I’m telling ya, it needs more bank height.

    Anyway.
    Someone already coined the term> “Ride bikes. Drink beer. Go fuck yourself.”

  16. Having seen it up close and way too personal:

    1. The banks are high enough that anyone under 5′ 7″ needs to stand on a milk crate to watch from the outside, and plenty steep enough to be slightly ridiculous on a bike with anything larger than 20″ wheels.

    2. Based strictly on my own observations, smaller riders on BMX bikes seem to do especially well on the Circulus. If you are 6′ 5″ you are semi-screwed before you start. Perhaps that’s simply another added element of risk.

    3. What remains is for PDW to construct a two-deep, mini grandstand around the top of it (perhaps with little beer holders welded on, spaced appropriately for spectators); charge admission to weekly races and raise funds for charity.

    Imagine a 6-day event all sped up, like playing your mom’s 33 rpm records at 78 rpm speed — wow, I’m dating myself here! — and you have the Circulus.

    I do not carry sufficient insurance coverage to make a career out of riding it. That said, I’ve seen some pretty damned serious clowns throw down some skills on the thing. Respectfully suggest the naysayers get themselves to Interbike and give it a go before lambasting it.

  17. …word is ‘the circulus’ will be featured in “the urban yard” @ interbike…that’s the new area catering to the hipster segment of the cycling pop’ that the industry wants to get a better hook into…

    …hipsters – who woulda thought – you’re now a ‘cycling lifestyle’ percentage segment of the big pie graph…

    …welcome to the show…

  18. Cycling lifestyle?

    A lifestyle is a characteristic bundle of behaviors that makes sense to both others and oneself in a given time and place, including social relations, consumption, entertainment, and dress. The behaviors and practices within lifestyles are a mixture of habits, conventional ways of doing things, and reasoned actions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifestyle_(sociology).

    High five later.

  19. Wait. What? Thought I saw a sign that said “Manchester” in the sprint video. As in “Manchester velodrome”?

  20. …***hipsters as a ‘cycling lifestyle’***…hey, when both wal-mart & the north amrican hand-built bike show are catering to you & the industry encourages you & puts you on the map with an ‘urban yard’ display area at interbike, then all those parties figure on making money off you & son, you now have a ‘cycling lifestyle’

    …& i’ll reiterate…how many fucking nights out a’ 365 is that thing really gonna hold any interest…now, a real high bank 285′ wooden velodrome ???…different story…