Nice site and a great place to find and share info. I'm glad I finally found this place.
I'd like to invite anyone who lives in the area to come to the new Home Depot indoor velodrome in Los Angeles. The World Track Racing Championships will be there in March 2005. You won't want to miss that one.
I get to train and race there and it's truly awesome. It's a very tall 250m indoor wooden velodrome (Only one in the U.S.) with super steep 45 deg banked corners. It's about the same height as Manchester. It sure is a lot higher and steeper than the concrete 333m track in San Diego where I also race with its 28 degree banked turns.
We just had the recent World Cup races there in December. As I was working the infield I got to meet and chat with guys like Robert Bartko (Germany), Double Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Bailey (Australia) and World Kilo record holder Arnaud Tournant (France). They were all very friendly and very willing to share some track racing tips with you as long as you chose your moment wisely.
Thanks for this site.