Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hellyer Park Velodrome - San Jose

Me and a few of my teammates cruised down to the Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose on Saturday morning. I was really excited because I used to race track a number of years ago at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, IL.

Hellyer Park Velodrome is an awesome track! Specialized donated a number of Langster Track Bikes for the velodrome to rent out. I saddled up on my $5 rental and took the "Intro to track racing" clinic with the guys from my team. This pretty much consisted of a long warm up (riding in a paceline), then some sprint work (2 pacelines and the front guy would sprint to the back of the other group), a 6-man, 6-lap TT (did this about 3 times) and then a 9 lap scratch race (Aaron won, I took 3rd).

Here are some pictures from the day:

Left to right (then front): Mark, Aaron, Me, Dino & Anthony

Me pimpin my Langster for the camera

1 comment:

lori said...

Before you ride the Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose...consider this: