Sunday, June 22, 2008
IBC Women's Track Clinic
Julie seems to be too busy to do this, so I will. We had a great time up in Londonderry this Thursday. About a dozen women from a variety of clubs and locations ranging from Boston to Montpellier, VT showed up to get a taste of track racing. Mark Bowen of NEBC and NEV led the instruction and shortly had everyone feeling pretty comfortable on their brakeless, fixed gear bikes. Mike Troisi and I helped out. Once we had the rules of track racing down, we started racing. We ran a scratch, points, miss and out, match sprint, and an australian pursuit. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we had a hard time getting them off the bikes. But after 3 hours of racing, we fired up the grill and that did the trick. I've attached a picture of the track bike I put together as a loaner just to give you a look at what was considered the prettiest bike of the evening. Giulia was the lucky rider.