La Ocho - The Eight

 THE INFAMOUS FIGURE-EIGHT VELODROME RETURNS

 LA OCHO

CYCLE MESSENGER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
PANAJACHEL, GUATEMALA - SEPTEMBER 3 TO 13, 2010 
April 27, 2010, For Immediate Release:
 
Resurrecting the infamous figure-eight velodrome of cycling lore, LA OCHO will open the 18th annual CYCLE MESSENGER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (CMWC). With this addition, the CMWC is truly shaping up to be a world class event at an epic location. 
 
LA OCHO draws its inspiration from a hugely popular Canadian race series held in the late nineties called the Dunhill Alley-Cat Scramble, aka the Human Powered Rollercoaster. The HPR, as it was also known featured a wooden figure-eight track that attracted the fastest messengers from around the globe.
 
The anomaly, entitled LA OCHOwhich literally translates as The Eight,is proving to be an attention grabber.  Racers will compete in heats of four, jockeying through two days of preliminary racing to accumulate enough victories to lead themselves through to the final day of elimination rounds.  Each competitor will be striving to be crowned as the victor of this 200-meter long figure-eight track.
 
Reviving the exciting spirit of the original, while adding an old-school Guatemalan feel, the LA OCHO track will instead be constructed and run outdoors and on a foundation of dirt and clay rather than wood.  Featuring banked turns and a bridge crossing in the middle, the track promises to be fast and challenging for even the most skilled riders.
 
The Guatemalan Government and Municipal Government of Panajachel have pledged their full support in the effort to construct this ambitious course, inviting the global messenger community to build LA OCHOat their main outdoor stadium, Stadio Municipal de Panajachel.   “The courage to rebuild this lost messenger artifact is an impressive tribute to Bicycle Messengers around the world, and is sure to be a heroic display of racing!” proclaims CMWC President NADIR OLIVET.
 
Make plans now to attend the 18th Annual CYCLE MESSENGER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS and be in Panajachel, Guatemala from September 3rd to 13th, 2010 to catch all the festivities of this year’s adrenaline infused CMWC. 
 
www.CMWCGUATEMALA.com
media@cmwcguatemala.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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La Ocho in design

A whole lot more info about La Ocho here

 

 

La Ocho

more info about Friction and Speed Limits,diagrams and track length, geometry and Curves. of the 200 meter track with an over under crossover and a forseen speed of 65km/h.

 

From: Yogi To: 'Dieter

cmwc 2010, la ocho

From: 'Dieter Janssen DJA'
To: Yogi
Subject: RE: La Ocho - CMWC 2010

If you’d like to see images of the La Ocho velotrack being developed for the CMWC 2010, you can find pics here: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/La-Ocho-CMWC-2010/514612
 
Enjoy
 
Dieter

From: Yogi
To: 'Dieter Janssen DJA'
Subject: RE: La Ocho - CMWC 2010

 

Dieter,
Awesome..
can I post it to the cmwc site?

Thanks.

Yogi

 

From: 'Dieter Janssen DJA'
To: Yogi
Subject: RE: La Ocho - CMWC 2010

Absolutely!

 

 

 

mock up La Ocho

La Ocho in the making

La Ocho by makatron.com

 La Ocho

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