australians do quite nice bikes... get anything old school in steel and do the try, 4km in a track are a lot diferent that do them in the road ok? so dont think it will be easy. If u do a decent time using an old bike, im talking about like 1:15 per KM i would say u r in good shape to ocntinue working on it. But always with a regular bike.
Why a regular bike? years ago people was able to do 1:150 - 1:13 per km using heavy steel machines so why spend a lot of money in high tech stuff when u have to learn a lot stil... well dont take my workd anyways.. after i haven o idea
Ah ok.. thanks. I think I might borrow an old bike just to try and see if I like it. Then ill take it from there. What about training on the road in preparation? What do the pursuit guys here do? What is a horizontal drop out?
From watching and hanging out with mainly pursuiters I gather its mainly road miles but when they do work on the track with their pursuit bikes they do excercises like flying 2 ,3 ,and 4 k time trials.
I do a warm up of 4000m at my pace, next is 50m off /on- which is 50 hard and recovery for 2000m, next is 2000m at my pace, next is a 4000m at 70% of heart rate, next is 1000m hard and finally 4000m slowly.
Yeah it is alot but only hard rides only make up near half of my session.
Your fitness will dictated what you an and cannot do. Remember FORM is everything. Times will be different on different days and tracks.
Write all your stuff down and I mean everything, focus at what you do.Don't look across the track at the other rider , listen for times and fous at the task at hand.
Look at videos of pros and see how they ride . For me it was Moser.
This was my old format. Alot is out but it a base of what I did. Oh race time trials also.