Back in October my wife got me a track session to the Lee Valley velodrome for my birthday present, so today I went to the track for the first time ever. I was scared and excited at the same time, the only thing I had on my mind was I hope I’ll stick to the corners and not slip!
It was funny hearing people say “ah, it feels funny riding a fixed bike, it will take some time to get use to it”. See I would say that when I’m on a free wheel bike. So the coach explained some rules and how to be safe on the track. This is the safest place to ride a bike, but that depends on how you ride on it!
After a few laps around the safe side of the track, we got onto the track itself. I didn’t hit the corners right way I wanted to see how it felt at the bottom, then each lap I started to go higher and faster till I felt right and natural. Going down the corner from that height gives you that ‘damn that was fast’ feeling.. It felt I was in a roller coaster ride. Got told off for over taking and not looking back, but I guess that’s the street side of me? Maybe or just having too much fun and forgetting there’s other people on the track.
It was a fun experience but I can’t see this for me on the long run, first I can’t ride as fast as I can, second I’m so use on having cars and other stuff in front of me and I like that feeling..
But I’m glad I did it!
Thanks Goldie for getting me this for my birthday.
We put up a Uniqlo Heattech pursuit roller race a few weeks ago (November 14th). Uniqlo gave away free Heattech vouchers all night as people were sprinting on rollers to beat the fastest time, male and female took part on this rollapaluza sprit.
The event took place at Look mum no hands in old street, it was a prefect place to host this as a lot of people knew the place very well. A lot of people came down after work and got the place crowed. It was fun to see everyone there chatting away while watching people go crazy on the rollers, lot of smiles and a hell lots of cheering that night.
The fastest guy that night was Atiba the was just under 20.05 seconds, the fastest girl was Nancy with 26.6 seconds. They both won some good stuff that night, winning some FGL tee’s and hella lots of continental goodies.
Photos by Moses
Stefano of TBTW sent this over and I’m stoked on it. Proper hillbombing and generally rambunctious riding makes for tense but enjoyable watching. These guys go hard! I like that guys over there have gone for the wide low riser bars too, looks cool and I’m sure it feels great riding track bikes with those wide fuckers on em. I’m into what they’re doing and the energy of it, check them out more on their facebook, insta and twitter
I don’t see many trick riding edits any more, but this one’s a treat
Matt’s riding is always really cool to see, he rides with a style and approach all of his own, mixing fun little bonks and jams with fast stuff, big drops and some pretty incredible technical riding. Matt wholeheartedly deserves the recognition he has. Check his site at http://wolfdrawn.com/