Published March 2010
Dutch Footbike Organisation NAF rented in Apeldoorn a modern indoor
cycletrack (250 m). Several footbikers did a track test on this
wooden cycle track.
From the test it seems that a wooden track is not ideal for kicking
; higher then the blue line seems only to bring more energy loss
then needed. The wooden surfice is also not optimal for kicking.
So the preference stays for asphalt or concrete inline skate or
cycle tracks that are longer then 205 m (small angle in the curve
is oke). The indoor aspect deletes factor wind, but then again,
the air is very dry.
And when someone realy wants to do an 1 hour record then one should
ride alone ofcourse. That was not done during this test afternoon.
This test was purely to see if such a track is suited for our sport
and NAF tries ofcourse also to promote with it the dicipline "setting
records" among the footbikers. An 1 hour attemp is much easier
to organise for individuals then a 15 or 24 h attemp or a mass race
for that matter. And such a record attemp is also easily to realise
in countries without a national organisation.
During the test riders were timed with chiptiming and that gives
us insight in the laptimes: