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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Track preparations for opening day 2009

The 2009 season is gradually winding up - winter road races and criteriums are in full swing. I did the season opening road race in Prospect Park on Feb 28, 2009, the temp was about 32 degrees with winds of about 15 mph, brrrrrr, not my cup of tea. I thoroughly shocked my system and immediately got sick the following day and remained sick for the next six days. I will once again throw caution to the wind and do the Spring Series Road races in Prospect Park starting March 29, 2009. Hopefully the temperatures will be more conducive to racing a bicycle.

In the meantime the track is where the kinks are being worked out in preparation for opening weekend at the end of April. Today was a very productive day at the track. Andrew LaCorte fresh from the Branchbrook criterium, motorpaced us for a couple of flying Kilos and flying 300 meters. These efforts will work on the sprint endurance component for the match sprints and kilo time trial.

Joe Brennan was also there at the track doing some spray painting after racing the Branchbrook Criterium. Joe is promoting the new Kissena International Omnium this year which you can register for at BikeReg.

Today about fifteen riders showed up testing out their new equipment while getting back into the routine and working the kinks out.

These are the events you can register for as the season gets into full swing.

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