Epic Failure - First Day at the Track
So I went to London, Ontario today to ride at the track for the first time.
I was all excited, spent yesterday cleaning and getting my bike ready. I bring my bike with me. The only person at the track 1 session to do so.
In 2 hours I fell three times. I have been riding a fixed gear bike for two years on the street without once falling or laying the bike down. Yet, my first time on the track I slide out three times. Twice taking a hunk of track out with my pedal as I fell. My once babied and pristine paint job has a big paint chip in the chainstay now.
What would cause this? The guy running the session said it might be my tires. I changed my pedals out at one point so I know it wasn't pedal strike. I tried sanding down my tires after the second fall but it didn't help. These tires have been ridden all summer on the street and maybe there was crap on them but I really don't know. What else could it be? I wasn't going too slowly. I feel very frustrated at this point. I doubt I will be driving back there (an hour + drive) any time soon and will likely wait till I move to Calgary to try the track again.