Hellyer Saturday- Beginner Session and Intermediate Practice Race
In the morning, I went to the track for Terry's Saturday beginner session- it was crowded and I got put on a 48cm (I ride a 54cm) - so I had a bit of a hard time with sizing, but it was okay. Myra and Reese and Alice came, so that was really awesome! Fred was the mechanic for the whole track. Myra had a great time on her new bike, so that was cool! It fits her so well and it was a pleasure to watch her ride so fast on it. This is my fifth Saturday session, so there are some familiar faces, which is cool. I am very excited for racing on the track this year.
I was at the track all day today. I stuck around for the afternoon intermediate practice track race. Keith was leading it. Myra, Reese, Alice, and Fred all stuck around to watch, which was nice. Also, Buffie was there, so it was great to see her again! I had been riding with her at the beginner sessions and she has been so helpful to me. We did several practice races today: the scratch race, points race, win 'n out, team pursuit, and women's sprint race. It was awesome and let me just say: TRACK RACING IS SO COOL! Well, i didn't do awesome, and realized what not to do in a points race as I made a dash for the second sprint to get points, then tried to bridge up to the top two riders, pulling the whole pack, and then had a rough last couple of laps....oops. But, all in all, it was good experience and I can't wait to figure it all out more!
Sunday, Early Bird #5
Sunday I went to the last Early Bird, did the training session, but opted out of the race. We did the threaded paceline and such, and I felt pretty good, but my wrist is still kind of swollen. I should have done the race cause pace was SL-OW and there were no crashes...but it was good to air on the side of caution with my luck.