Now that Boulder riders have a track to roll around in the thought of more cyclists competing at the 7-11 Velodrome is becoming a reality. Recently, one of the common faces at the Boulder track, Ingrid Alongi, went down there to test the waters and here is what she had to say about it.
In Boulder, we were lucky enough to have had a real-live velodrome open up this winter. After riding consistently at Boulder Indoor Cycling (BIC) all winter and spring, I decided to head down to Colorado Springs and do the State Championships events on Saturday.
The BIC track is made of plywood. According to their web site, the track is 142 meters around with a 45 degree bank. Going fast around the corners at BIC is a rush. You can easily feel a g-force through the turns. Generally you use a pretty small gear at BIC, (I run a 47x15 or a 84.6 inch gear). The good bike handler who isn't squirrely or scared of other riders can do quite well riding on this track.