Timing Chips at the Velodrome
The indoor Burnaby Velodrome (near Vancouver, BC) is borrowing Cycling BC's Race Replay electronic timing system for the fall & winter. The system was installed a couple of weeks ago, and it's like having a coach with a stopwatch recording every lap you do! Here's a link to my results from last night's structured training session (you have to navigate to the Oct 31 evening coached workout): http://racereplay.burnabyvelodrome.ca/workouts.pl
I'm chip # "L6." It's a 200-meter track, so those are all 200-meter times for every lap I rode, including warmups and recovery. I was on 48x15. The track has a few extra transponders available that riders can borrow for the session. Canada's other indoor track, the 138-meter Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario, is using the MyLaps system, and they're getting lots of detailed info, here's a link to some of their results: http://www.mylaps.com/results/showru...586&perclass=0
MyLaps uses more expensive chips (about $100 each), but the web pages are way fancier! Burnaby only charges $50 if you want to buy one, or you can just borrow one for the session. I'm sure we'll figure out better ways to present the data; we're just getting started with this technology right now!
And here's a photo of my track bike with the borrowed transponder attached. It's got a rubber band that just goes around the fork: