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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Goldsprint defined


Goldsprint

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goldsprint is a bicycle rollers racing and social event. Riders on stationary bikes compete against each other in front of a crowd of cheering friends.
While roller racing in general can use any type of bicycle and there are variations on the set-up depending on the type of rollers used and whether the front wheel is engaged or fixed, goldsprints generally use one form of setup. As with roller racing in general, the rollers are in turn attached to a device that measures distance and can display the progress of the riders. Goldsprints also feature modern 2D and 3D visualizations.
Roller racing has a long history going back to the beginning of cycling, however Goldsprints are closely related to bicycle messenger culture. It began in Zurich, Switzerland. The name and the event was founded in 1997 by Adrien Weber who is a passionate cyclist and owner of the only brewery Turbinenbräu in Zurich. The event is named after their beer brand "Gold-Sprint".

1 comments:

Kirk said...

Columbus Goldsprints "group":

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121818983457&ref=ts

Let me know, we'll do it!

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