Great Lakes - Kenosha Velodrome - 7/7/09
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Looks like I'm going to have some free this tuesday evening -- thinking about heading down to Kenosha to check out the track racing. Anyone going to be racing? Going to be watching?
07-03-09, 09:13 AM
Not sure, but I encourage you to go. They need spectators!
07-06-09, 10:44 PM
The weather should be good. I'm still backed up and SW looms on the horizon.
07-06-09, 11:14 PM
I'd like to go but the wife and I have Brewers tix.
07-07-09, 01:23 AM
I'm thinking about it. It would be my first outing to the track. I just have to make sure I can borrow a bike and that the guy who promised to teach me is going too. And I need to make sure I have $40.
Well, I'm 90% certain I'm going down. Probably wear my yellow Trek 100 t-shirt from two years ago -- just to stand out. If anyone makes it, say hi!
07-07-09, 04:18 PM
Just GO ! (oh, bring a jacket)
Just rolled in from the track. Heck of a good time! I highly recommend going to anyone! (Frankly, more spectators means better show of support means more support from the City -- e.g., funding)
Finally met Frunkin in person. The youngster had a heck of a first track experience:
4th place in the sprint final
2nd place in the miss-and-out (just barely coming around a girl to take the position -- sorry man, had to say it!) :p
Then, in the final race (the consolation race -- points race): He hung at the front of the pack till the first sprint (5th lap), then as the others were slowing after the sprint he hammered it and soloed to victory taking a lap on all but three of the others (finishing just short of a half-lap up on those three). He ended with 16 points (second place had 8). Heck of a night!
P.S. Good advice on the jacket JW -- it got chilly there!
07-08-09, 04:53 AM
:p That guy CAN pedal!
07-08-09, 10:59 AM
That was truthfully one of the most fun racing experiences I've had. I kind of felt bad racing with the 4/5's but at the same time it was my first time on the track. Hopefully they let me upgrade if I make it down a few more times.
07-08-09, 11:40 AM
Rob White was racing with the 3's last time I was down there.
:p That guy CAN pedal!
Yep -- its how he won the consolation race.
Although I'm sure he'd agree with me that he's got to work on the rapid sprint revolutions. I think his quote last night was "I keep wanting to shift."
07-08-09, 02:46 PM
Apparently I was riding an 88" gear ratio which is a little low from what I hear. So maybe next time I can get a little bigger gear for a little more go.
edit: looks like I was wrong, it's a little light put pretty common. I guess I need to work on those 160 rpm sprints.
07-08-09, 04:11 PM
Just pedal faster! Spin and grin!
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