Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: Bianchi Brava (fixed), Nishiki Prestige (fixed), Plum Vainqueur (track), Fuji Boulevard (Single-speed)
First track race!
Or, "How completely out of hand this fixed gear thing has gotten!" When I got a bike last summer, I didn't know what a velodrome was. I never guessed that I'd end up the spandex-sporting racer sort. It's actually still a little disturbing.
Last night was my first night of racing at the velodrome. It was great, and all the other women were very friendly. There were only a total of seven of us, so they were excited to have another face! We did a 10 lap snowball, a handicap, and a 30 lap points race. I didn't win, but I feel I did pretty well for my first time out. From talking with the other women, this was the closest field of riders they've had--nobody got lapped. Anyhow, it was great and I have a better idea of what to expect next time. I have to wait two weeks until the next race!