I have been just reading until today, but I was curious if most of you had set training session times and if it would be a good idea to create a thread to help each other meet up at various times for different styles of workouts. I mostly do solo interval stuff, but mixing it up with others might be a good idea at times. If there were fixed/open training times posted here it might help new riders, in particular, know a good time to stop by the local velodrome. As I train at Alpenrose I am a bit spoiled in that 90% of the time our velodrome is open for anyone, and days like today are awesome days to spend at the track. However that sometimes makes for lonely workouts, which I often like, but not always. I for one do not have a set schedule and just try and get time away as I can.
What really got me thinking about this is that I ran into a solo, new rider today at the velodrome who didn't seem to be on a team and is converting from BMX to track this year. As it is his first year he seems to be very interested in learning quickly and while I am on an old man's team that is not looking for new blood, hopefully he can find some other youngsters to team up with for the season and for workouts. I don't mind sharing workouts with other riders, but I think he would do great with a group of riders to help him out on a more regular basis.
Brian R, I immediately thought of you and your team as a possible good match for him, but I did not get his contact info. His name was Ricky, and it looks like he wants to have some fun this year. He was thinking of contacting a coach so I pointed him in a couple of directions for that as well.
Hopefully I will post more instead of just lurking.
Jamie Mikami (just another old guy trying to keep up with all the new kids)