Went to Burnaby on Friday.
A bit of training as this was my first time on a track that was either wood or 200m.
The track felt great, the black line felt much easier to follow than the 333 in Co Springs. After a few laps of feeling the track move around under the wheels, the boards felt fine.
Racing: Well, this part was a bit more exciting. This was almost my first bit of intensity since track ended in September - while the good folk in Burnaby were doing their final race night before their 4-day.
Three races for this not-race-fit enduro, the first two were 8-man keirins, yes, we started 8-wide on a 200m track.
I didn't win.
50-lap scratch race, I was a grumpy velociraptor by this point and felt that my options were either ride well or give my bike away at the end of the night.
Attacked 3-4 times over the course of the race, got some gaps, legs felt good, but there was (shockingly) not enough high-end to be found in my legs. Finished 4th or 5th.
So, I still own a track bike.
Excited to race up there a ton more this winter, the people running the track are great to out-of-towners, that track is FUN to race on. Our concrete 400m is likely to feel a bit shabby after a winter on the boards.
FWIW - Holy corndogs batman, laps go by FAST on 200m tracks.