Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Velodrome

  1. #1
    TLN
    TLN is offline
    Senior Member TLN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    T-Town
    My Bikes
    '86 Bianchi Super Leggera
    Posts
    468
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Velodrome

    Hi,
    Ive been a roadie for almost 20 years now and also did some Mt Bike racing for 3 years. I am seriously thinking of getting into the Velodrome. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience in track racing and would be able to give me the pros and cons of it. I plan on taking an introductory course next month, do spin classes and track training solid and then start racing next spring.
    Thanks,
    Tom

  2. #2
    The Female Enduro velo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Posts
    1,185
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That would be me! lotek, here, also has track experience.

    Your plan sounds like what I would suggest. Definitely take an introductory class. That way, you'll get help with riding the bike (ever ridden a fixed gear?), and learn the ways of the track, and the different mechanics involved.

    The road and track are pretty closely related. The major differences are the distances of the races (track usually being shorter), the quickness of it (on the track, everything happens quicker) and the fields are tighter (the ability to ride very close throughout a race will come with time.

    Let us know how the classes are going once you start!
    "....You have to have faith that if you're doing the work now,you'll get there sometime."
    - Nicole Reinhart

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Florida
    My Bikes
    Trek 5900 & Cervelo P2
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Take all the dev.classes you can. Then ride the track and have fun. Once you get the hang of it. You'll really enjoy it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •