I went to go visit the Alpenrose Velodrome this weekend. What a great place!
The people there were awesome and so friendly which always makes the experience much better.
I wanted to check out their "Fast Twitch Friday's" where they hold Match Sprints and Keirins every Friday which is generally unheard of anywhere else in the US.
Had about 7 hours of driving that day but completely worth it.
The track is a 1/6th mile track (268M) with 43 banked turns. The shape of the track is "abnormally" elongated which makes the turns very sharp.
On my first attempt at a hard effort I had my rear wheel go airborne into turn one completely changing the path of the bike which scared the hell out of me. That's never happened before.
The next attempt I had my front wheel go airborne out of turn two.
And every subsequent race seemed to get a bit smoother each time.
It's an interesting track to say the least, which makes it very fun. It will take more than a day to get used to it.