The leaves are turning golden and the days are brief. The air's cool and staying warm is key. Track fever hasn't died down much for the DCC -- we've been going every weekend all summer long and into the fall for as long as we can get transport out to the two velodromes accessible via train to us.
We need our track fix!
Our local velodrome is of course, Northbrook, only a 40 minute train ride away, while our long-distance train system also goes to Kenosha, home of the Washington Park velodrome, the oldest operating velodrome in the United States.
We're mighty lucky and fortunate to have two different and classy velodromes within easy travelling distance to us. Each velo is less than a mile from the train station. Did I say we're lucky?
The suspects: myself, teadoggg, steaktaco, , monkey and last (never in a race) but never least, oytie.
We start the day at one of the ubiquitous Golden Nugget/Waffle/Apple pancake breakfast diner houses. Teadoggg sips the caffeine while Steaktaco opts for the sugar and slurps the syrup.
Waiting for the Metra out, teadoggg no handed.
Obligatory (or not) self-portrait.
Welcome to Kenosha, home of Washington Park Velodrome!
And another. Note the mini warm-up circle.
 and teadoggg do warm-up laps.
teadoggg hits the banks.
The view from the bottom of the banks.
 up on top.
And then down low.
Oytie hits the skids.
After the mandatory 20 lap warm-up, more stretching. Steaktaco, teadoggg and monkey (l-r).
Sometimes  forgets how to ride his Gan Well.
Steaktaco smiles as he zooms on by. "Oh happy day!"
Monkey takes the high road.
Trackstanding in the sun.
Truth is,  wants to be in the circus.
Oytie hits his flying 200.
As does Monkey.
A brief interlude for a late lunch at La Hacienda, where Tecate comes in frosted boot mugs! As modelled by monkey.
Motor pacers, beware!
As the sun sets and we get a few more laps around the velo before we leave.
Ummm, not quite sure what's going on here. Latex gloves, switching cogs...
Steaktaco, teadoggg and I have time to kill so we head out to the lakefront and pose. Our bikes, that is. (L-R: bareknuckle, colnago, cannondale).
Kenosha, we'll be back!