velodrome track race - kissena queens new york

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Harlem Skyscraper Race

Took 6th place in this crit today.

I wanted to impress my dad who came up to watch the race so I went for the first preem. I almost had it, and a DC guy sucked my wheel to the line then took it by 1/2 a wheel or less.

I learned that to be competitive in a sprint I need to roll it out in a gear that is h-e-a-v-y, maybe starting as low as 75 or 80rpm. When I do get passed I feel like I'm spun out. The times when I have been able to hold guys off and win are when I feel that I can still spin a little faster.

And I got photographed... More pics online at velocitynation.

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