Since the summer of 2006, I have spent the past five years chasing fractions of a second after getting back into the sport of track cycling. What started out as a personal goal of getting fit after being hospitalized for two weeks in the fall of 2005, ended up becoming an expensive obsession.
Below are the best times I was able to achieve since then.
-8/30/2009 - 200 Meter = 12.57 seconds (52x13=108" gear) at Kissena
-5/1/2011 - 400 Meter = 32.20 seconds (48x16=81" gear) at Kissena
-8/21/2010 - 1000 meter = 1:17.45 (50x14=96'' gear) at TTown
-8/28/2010 - 1000 meter = 1:20.59 (48x14=92" gear) at Kissena
-6/28/2009 - 1600 meter = 2:15.51 (50x15=90" gear) at Kissena
With diminishing motivation, chasing just a few seconds or fractions of a second has become time consuming and expensive without any real returns on investment. I guess the law of diminishing returns has kicked in.
There are cheaper ways I can now use to stay fit without the stress of competition.
6/29/2011 - Stopped competing.