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"Riding Wide, Pursuit"
Riding a Level Path on a Velodrome with Slope
The rider rides a level path from the end of the turn to the center of the straight and on to the next turn. Here is the elevation traced by the rider. This is on the velodrome with slope in the straights. The elevation of the turns is about 15 cm higher than the elevation of the center of the straight.
Here is the path along one straight exaggerated to show the detail.
Data for case:
Nominal path Length 4000.00 m
Calculated wheel path Length 3999.94 m
Time for pursuit, seconds 282.27 s
Time for pursuit, min:sec 4:42.27 min:sec
Average speed for pursuit 14.17 m/s
Length of path of center of mass 3921.46 m
Average speed for center of mass 13.89 m/s
Total work 136165. N m
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