Looked at the schedule this morning and thought its nice out but it could be super windy. Well the wind really picked up so I thought i would ride over to the velodrome for an hour session. Got on the track and started to do some laps when I found out it was a coaching session NOT an open ride. I went out looked at the schedule and I was right it was suppose to be an open ride but it had been changed. Boulder Indoor Cycling (BIC) might as well not have a schedule posted on their website and have everyone call.
After using those cheap grey Fujis for half a dozen times I final got the chance to use one of the nice mostly white Fuji bikes and man the difference is huge! The bike was way more responsive which made exiting the corners easier and the tires seem faster and stiffer. If you get the chance ride the nicer one!
Sure wish that this site or better yet, the actual Boulder Indoor Cycling site would update with new comprehinsive photos of the latest developements there... Both shots of the track as well as the MTB stuff..... This is the time to capitalize on the excitement that exists.....
I was at the velodrome today doing an open ride and it was a great workout. A couple things that i wanted to comment on were the number of riders doing the open ride and the large discrepancy in abilities.
The track is not that big and there were I think 12 people on the track. There were not any accidents but 12 riders is alot. I think they should limit the number of riders that do an open ride.
I've been on the track quite a few times and am feeling very comfortable with it, that is until I really start to haul ass. It seems that my terminal velocity for the track is slower than my max speed, meaning I can't seem to handle max speed on the track at the moment. Here are my problems (and assumed problems)
It's back to the old days of rumor mills about construction of velodromes... Here is what I have heard.
- From a very good source the Broomfield velodrome is the most likely of a second velodrome in the Denver area. Rumor has it that the money has already been allocated and construction starts this spring however NO ONE at the development company will return emails or phone calls to verify.