This last Friday, I had the pleasure to race in some of the best keirin racing this country has to offer. I was in Trexlertown, racing the Keirin Cup, a crazy fast event with some really fast competition. Being the new kid on the block, I still have a ways to go and need some more experience, and there is no place better to do it then here.
A reminder that this Sunday, June 23rd the UW Husky Cycling Club will host the Throw-Down in Husky Town Track race! This event is open to USAC, collegiate, and Canadian riders and will include both mass-start and timed events. Please come out and race or spectate to support your local collegiate team. We hope to see you there! Check the flyer for more details. Thanks!
Nancy Williams, Husky Cycling Women's Team Captain
Are people here using them on the track here? They're tempting to try (I've stripped my fair share of threads, though I gained some wisdom through that and should be okay now): easy changes, cheap (~ 1/3 of a Dura Ace for additional cogs). But the thread pitch is slightly off for my hub so I'd have to commit to them (no back and forth).
I think the MVA site works pretty well on a phone (I used an iPhone) but I'd love if we could close the right sidebar with the tweets, because it hides a fair amount of the calendar which then becomes quite unusable from a phone. This may affect other content too but it was striking on the calendar. There may be other ways to solve the calendar display issue too.
I have been asking around in some local bike shops and none of them carry track bikes. So far I have only found one place that can order it for me but I would have to guess which size is the one that will fit me well. Usually what do people do to get a track bike?
I think that it would be great to add a page with maybe a PDF document that explains what all the different races are for new racers or just for reminder. These can be found on the Web on other velodromes' sites (e.g. http://www.northbrookvelodrome.org/information/glossary-of-racing-terms) but it would be nice to have one there. This could be completed with a reminder on how a whole night's omnium is scored and what that means in terms of upgrade points.