Thursday, August 28, 2008

The year was 1984, the site was the Los Angeles Olympics and the rider was Nelson Vails. That was inspiration for a 14 year old who already loved bikes. I wanted to do what I saw. The speed, the brute force, the strategy and the banking all together equaled pure adrealine and excitement.

Here we are in 2008 and I got my chance. I ventured to the steepest, bumpiest track in the US. I spent two hours riding the banking and having a great time thanks to the Alpenrose Velodrome staff that welcome to riders new to the track.

Turn 4

Standing on apron looking to Turn 1 and the 42 degree banking (steepest in the US).

Looking at the banking from a distance.

Blurry from sprinting looking to Turn 3.

Not even the straight aways are flat.


Rhino said...

You in Oregon? Take more pictures. I'm having Northwest Envy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bro, that looks like a blast. What a rush. Glad no wrecks. Did you practice your slow pedal moves for position? Talk to you later. Martin