Monday, September 3, 2012


velodrome is an arena for track cycling. We are lucky to have one in the cities. This is the velodrome used in the Sydney Olympics. Riders can get to speeds close to 50 mph at pro levels.

This is ours. It's still a good time if you like bike racing. We didn't have any trouble finding riders to root for. Mostly any rider in second place or attacking off the back.

Riders do many races in an evening of riding so they recover, rest, warm up and stage from inside the track. It starts at 7pm and goes to 9:30 I think. Races are fast and short.  Many races only last a few minutes and are designed to reward strategy over power but if you have big legs you still win.

 Donation to watch but nobody is counting. Please do, the track needs money or we'll lose it to rot.

My good buddy Pete (mountain biker and scuba) joined us for the races. He has good lens work so the next few pictures all Pete's. He allows me to publish his work under the humble nom de plume of, "Pete"

If you want something to do on a Thursday night go watch the human drama. If you're close, the pathos of winning and losing is as thick as the August heat.

No comments:

Post a Comment