Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Bikes: 29 frames + 73 wheels
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Originally Posted by louderthangod
One thing that would help a lot is an American sprint star.
I'm afraid we're a long way from that again, since USAC and the USOC have basically dropped the ball on this. It's been a long time since a Marty Nothstein has come along. However, we do have stars like Taylor Phinney and just need to give them more local press. Also, track is locally very active, such as Trexlertown, where they hold a lot of elite international events, and get large spectator turnounts and media coverage. At my home track in North Texas (Superdrome in Frisco), we have a very strong youth and junior development program, which is crucial for the rebirth of track racing in the USA.
To the OP, get a track bike and go to the track no matter how far away it is. You'll get hooked, I guarantee you.