Originally Posted by Khris
Thanks, carleton, how good is it? Im 23 years old, Just wondering would be be too late to do it competitively, my tutor said he enquired into the county track cycling team and they said I was beating most of their under 23's, and their benchmark guy is @ 1,400 watts peak power, so Im not too far off that for being untrained in regard to cycling (sprint track).
Well, I would guess that you will win a World Championship in 1-2 years.
There are so many variables involved in doing well at track racing.
By the way, I'm sure that David Espinoza (20 or 21) puts out well
over 1,400W and he's not on the National team...yet.
Things start with getting a good bike. Nothing spectacular, just something that can handle your power output. So, I'd stay away from the entry level steel. Maybe a Fuji Track Comp, a Trek T1, or Felt TK2.
See about getting a coach or at least a mentor. A coach will give you daily workouts and stuff. A mentor would provide more high-level advice (like I'm giving now).
Go to the beginner classes at the track.
Race and have fun.
As far as timing goes, you've got plenty of time. Steve Hill won back-to-back Elite Kilo National Championships at 40 or 41. Jimmy Watkins is 28.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.