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Old 09-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Detroit Dorals Park Velodrome?

A friend just linked me to this article about how some enterprising Detroiters are reusing an abandoned bicycle track for motorcycle racing.

This seems like the kind of two-wheeled hoonage I envision JJ’ers getting up to. This is going on in a public park, so I don’t expect you to confess, but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing it.

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That's cool. It's good that it's seeing some use, as the track is too busted up for bicycles. Eventually it will just be a walmart.
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Default The Abandoned Detroit VELODROME



Holy shit. For real? A bunch of hooigans in Detroit found an abandoned velodrome on the North East side of Detroit. After a little maintenance, mostly consisting of kic...

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Awesome. I wish there was some way to take back all of the old speedways and rehab them as historical sites. It would be nice to have things like Lakewood Speedway and the Middle GA. Raceway back.
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So...where is it exactly. I'll make a trip over there to ride that for sure.
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Is that awesome are what? I wish I had one of them in my back yard.
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So...where is it exactly. I'll make a trip over there to ride that for sure.
Dorais Park, at Eight Mile and Mound Rd.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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Hell Ya Ryan!! Nothing like some ratty twins and a old race track!!!
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Probably wont last long once the law gets wind of it.

You know all that 'danger' running on a closed track, much rather have you out on 8 mile where its safe(if you dont get shot or run over).
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:24 AM   #10
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wow, how cool would that be? all of the old tracks around here have been bulldozed, except the one at the state fair and they even took out the mile, leaving just the 1/2 mile.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #11
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that is fucking sick man. Wish I lived in Detroit. Down here in Texas we might find a dirt track.
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That's pretty much my first thought..let's get some lawyers involved!
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That is way cool! Wish I could find somethin like that in Jersey.
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Crazy cool. I can see big doins goin down. Much hanging out and beer drinking. Maybe an under the radar run what ya brung huh?

Good on you guys, keep it quite, good luck.

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Reckon this means all these cats building these "boardtrackers" with bicycle wheels and lawnmower engines actually have a place to ride them...




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Probably wont last long once the law gets wind of it.

You know all that 'danger' running on a closed track, much rather have you out on 8 mile where its safe(if you dont get shot or run over).
There's still cops left in Detroit? Hell they take days to come out for a shooting not sure where putting around on a old bicycle track would be on their priority list.

Speaking of putting is the track so tore up you can't get some speed and lean going? Sorry but someone needs to get a modern sportbike out there for some real fun. Seling my R6 last summer now looks like a bad decision!
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There's still cops left in Detroit? Hell they take days to come out for a shooting not sure where putting around on a old bicycle track would be on their priority list.

Speaking of putting is the track so tore up you can't get some speed and lean going? Sorry but someone needs to get a modern sportbike out there for some real fun. Seling my R6 last summer now looks like a bad decision!

Go and run on it, just take bail money with you.
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Video from before they cleaned it up:
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Probably wont last long once the law gets wind of it.

You know all that 'danger' running on a closed track, much rather have you out on 8 mile where its safe(if you dont get shot or run over).
You suppose they'll take a break from not caring about shootings, drugs, and stripping abandoned buildings, so they can put in some time not caring about this deal?
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Lived about 2 miles from there once upon a time......"nice neighborhood". Could be a great time, wish them success.
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