Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
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Went to the velodrome this morning to watch some races and was
reminded of the line from Gatsby (?) "The rich are not like you or I."
Well, the athletes are not like you or I either. (I guess that I should
speak for myself!) Well, at the elite level there were guys with
thighs that weren't as big as my waist but getting there. They
had to use both clipless pedals _and_ straps, and this wasn't a
belts and braces issue!!
I also went for a couple of hours yesterday which was juniors.
Some track races are fun to watch, some not, some weird, and
some that I just didn't get. Keirin for example had 4 to 6 riders
following a motorcycle for 4 laps, then they are on their own
for two laps but the real race is just the last half lap.