Originally Posted by Kayce
Are you running it carleton?
If so what does the outline of the day look like and do you have any print outs or materials to hand out? Here in St. Louis we have a really informal track, but are trying to get a better experience for our intro classes in a few months.
No, I don't run it. But, I've helped out a bit. Here's what I can recall:
- Show up, get setup on a rental bike that fits.
- Explain how fixed gears work
- Hand out a diagram of the track and explain the markings
- Explain etiquette, dos, don'ts, and never ever...
- Take the riders up a few at a time (follow the leader). Our track is steep, so this is necessary.
- Weaving left/right to get a feel for the track.
- Riding along with a partner to learn to hold a line and be close to someone
- Pace line
- High speed (actually moderate speed) solo effort to feel what it's like to go fast.
- Mock races (most everyone is on a 48/16 so no one is going really fast)
I probably missed some stuff, but that's most of it.
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.