"rustic" parking conditions at the SD velodrome...
another earlybird snoozes pre-racing
motorpace burnout starts - Cs, Bs, As in that order
team unitard not super flattering... camera adds 5 lbs. right? ;)
lining up for the 8-lap scratch race
19-rider field, pretty big
not yet racing in anger...
learned to keep an eye on that white-jersey dude
trying to cover the threatening moves...
let that dude get too far out - he won, I got 3rd
didn't win the beeramid prime... a 6-beer beeramid would have been worth sprinting for
the 70s honda c70 cub they use for motorpacing/keirins
lining up for the 5-lap win-n-out...
things heat up
time to go for it
almost had 'em
got 2nd in this one
1-3-2 final finishing order
pretty good gap ;)
night falls for the 12-lap points race - strategy is to get 1 point early and win final sprint (note super rad japanese keirin gloves - kevlar knuckle armor of doom)
part 1 of plan fails due to not paying close enough attention
cruising along the middle of the race - sitting in, conserving
time to put part 2 of plan into action
bridging to lead group
incurring oxygen debt
rest a sec...
attack!!! won sprint, ended 3rd overall
the steed - finally more or less finished - 51x16 was a bit low a gear
the '78 300D, the car that will live forever
that helmet went in the trash - cracked thru in at least 2 places
got off easy
apparently me flying thru the air landed on gary's 404, ouch
first cut i ever got on the inside of my ear
is there anything on the shoulder... and the lower back?