Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Bikes: Argon18 road, Seven mtb, Marinoni track, Masi dirt road bike, Marinoni cyclocross.
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Doomkin, you're trying to run before you know if you can walk. I don't know what the pre-registration thing is that you've signed up for but what you really need is whatever "learn to ride" program that the track offers. There, as long as you can actually ride a bike, you will be in good company.
When you actually & finally get up onto the track you be riding at gentle speeds with classmates of similar experience. You'll be riding in the 30kph (18 - 20mph) range and "keeping up" won't be your biggest issue.
The track will offer other sessions that will take you up in skill level to where you would like to be - or can be, depending on your ability.
If your bike, while riding on the drops, causes you distress then it isn't set up right. The instructor can help with this too. As most track races (and riding sessions) are shorter than most road stuff then a more agressive postion is acceptable.
By the way - there's not much you can do in the next three weeks to make you fast if you're not already fast. Just relax and enjoy the experience and if what you have entered is some kind of a race then cancel and sign up for their LTR program.