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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TrackFest '08 #1!

It's the first TrackFest event of the year. Once more, i'm wearing the hats of both the organizer and a competitor!

OrganicAthlete Victoria sponsored one of the three events, the OrganicAthlete Omnium. We contributed over $700 in prizes (thanks to Vega and Oak Bay Bikes!) and in our raffle we raised over $120 for the Save the Velodrome legal fund. I also ensured the food was vegan, with all vegan pizzas from The Joint!

Unfortunately, being the organizer compromised my performance, and for both the 200m and 500m i ended up in too light of a gear, so didn't ride as fast as i could have. Happier with my Pursuit, and pretty close to most of the other racers. Rode better in the Bunch races, and finished 11th over all (out of 12) but the gaps weren't that significant after Don and Scott, so a solid performance. =)
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Riding the 500m..

The Madisons fared better, i was teamed with Glenn and we were 'Team Organizers', and won the first event (3km Madison Pursuit), and finished 2nd overall. My madison racing has improved, and i took advantage of a few situations playing a pretty smart game. Looking forward to more of these!
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In the Bunch Races i made some bigger moves as well, off the front a few times in the Points race, and a similar effort in the SuperSprint (25 laps, 10 go by, then a sprint every 3 laps to the end), got first place points on the first sprint riding solo off the front for several laps, but that was all i saw...i was a tire or two away from scoring in a few more sprints, but got nipped..it was a good, strong field. Still, that was my best non-Madison finish of the weekend in 7th.
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OA did well, Gill once more put in a solid performance in the Omnium, edging our Laura Brown. Evan and Kevin had solid races, as did Emile -- great racing team!! =)

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