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resurfacing the superdrome (last update 4/23/03)

Resurfacing of the Superdrome in Frisco, Texas began Saturday, March 29.

Ryan Crissey and Tim Goodwin of the Frisco Cycling Club are leading a crew of local volunteers in the removal of more than 12270 machine screws buried in the 708 plywood 1.125 inch thick panels that make up the riding surface of the 250 meter 24 foot wide velodrome. After removing thousands of the protective wood-filler putty plugs, then the screws underneath, the surface panels come loose (some VERY reluctantly) - and are then ready to be lifted off the velodromes' steel support structure and put aside for removal.

Removal of the old surface was expected to take a week - but finished in the end only hours before the final new panels were placed
on the surface. The first of two shipments of new surface panels arrived April 8. First row of new panels went on at 10pm April 15.

The resurfacing was completed in advance of the US National Team World Cup Qualifier scheduled for the Superdrome on April 25-27.

March 29-30, 2003

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Ryan Crissey William Liberato Tim Goodwin drilling putty plug one plug out
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two plugs out ready for wrench 20 meters done Sunday crew private joke

Monday March 31, 2003

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progress Ryan and Tim Ryan Shaun Bonavita no step

Saturday April 5, 2003

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banking test hail that stopped work piled up on Tiim's track
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April 5 panorama in JPEG form
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April 5 panorama in QuicktimeVR
Sunday April 6, 2003
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DSCN4398.MOV board flip front straight Nathan III concrete form

Monday April 7, 2003

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April 7 panorama

Tuesday April 8, 2003

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8am delivery by 11am spectator rabbit no fun bookcases?
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April 7 panorama

Thursday April 10, 2003 (Mike's b'day)

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Jeff Labauve before after turn three air conditioning
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our nemesis justice Mark and Austin last easy ones frustration alleviated
April 10 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

Saturday April 12, 2003

April 12 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

Sunday April 13, 2003

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Rusty, Ryan & Mark putting some
back into it
even more almost to the 200 Joe, Ryan & Rusty
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first new board test board it works! back to work Construction Scientologist Joe
April 13 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

Monday April 14, 2003

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second load
arrives
borrowed Ricky
from the college
couldn't do this with
the old boards
25 pallets of 30
8x10 sheets
determining the karma...

Tuesday April 15, 2003

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13A in place new screw Ryan and Joe measure cut and drill
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coming up! heading home walk it up slide it in row 13 DONE!

Wednesday April 16, 2003

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full crew past the
pursuit line
tapping them in 16 columns of 3 doesn't look like much,
but it's coming along fine

Thursday April 17, 2003

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turn four hard to get up there waiting Run!

last for the night

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Looking great Supervisor Bunny learning curve someone's gotta do it

Ryan enjoying
the view

Saturday April 19, 2003

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running up boards
in turn three
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April 19 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

Sunday April 20, 2003

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they can really run! last on the back straight dropping it in golf ball toss new boards
being processed
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April 20 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

Tuesday April 22, 2003

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start/finish Wendy's break Last turn three board Closing the finish line Yes, I was there
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LAST BOARD easing it in tight fit Success! Ryan runs in
the last screw
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April 22 panoramic 360 in QuicktimeVR

 

 

 

More to come...


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