Bored this weekend? Nothing to do? Obsessed with ovoid structures? Then come on out to the National Masters Track Criterium championships at the lovely Giordana Velodrome! Not wanting to be completely alien to the sport, Bloggy took advantage of some trips to Rock Hill to knock out a couple of the certification classes. Certification class was a spectrum of riding skills from seasoned pro’s to road bike newbies and everything in between. We were lucky to have two excellent VOLUNTEER instructors who showed us the do’s and do not do’s of track racing. Bloggy apologizes to my Hawley brethren for wearing a Hawley jersey with mismatched bibs. What the heck was I thinking??!? Here are the pretty pictures…
Nothing brings the crowds out like track certification class.
We gathered in the infield to discuss how awesome the elevator ride to the tunnel was. Then the ritual sacrifice followed by calisthenics.
This 13 year old was messing with me all evening. His mindgames unhinged me and I eventually needed an adult.
The riders were oblivious to the deadliness lurking just a few feet away from them: A GRIZZLY WOLF COUGAR!!!
After some more instruction, we were riding five abreast above the stayer’s line like the freakin’ Blue Angels!