A Day in 10 Photos: 05.02.2010 May 3, 2010

This weekend was the opener at Kissena Velodrome here in NYC. Two days, 6 events and 6 fields brought all of NYC’s track racers out to suffer in the 90° weather. It was my first licensed day on the track and I was nervous to say the least. Saturday I forgot my battery to my camera, so unfortunately, my coverage will be slim from the first day of the Omnium but I took a ton of photos on Sunday.

Check them out below.

It was hot yesterday. Almost too hot. With the blaring sun and temperatures reaching over 90°, it was a battle to fight dehydration, exhaustion and on top of that, fierce competition. People did everything they could to keep cool and warmed up at the same time. Here’s Luke, hitting the trainer.

Some of the heavy-hitters were back this season, including Andrew LaCorte, rocking the stars and stripes from his victory at the US Masters Nationals.

As I said, everyone was trying to keep cool!

Yes, that includes “baller” track bikes. Here’s Lucca’s Landshark, decked out in race-mode.

The day went off smoothly. Kissena’s staff kept all the races moving promptly and what could have been an even longer day, went by quickly.

The Kissena team was out in full colors. Here’s Mattio and Al preparing for their Miss and Out final for the A group.

Along with the Kissena team, the Affinity team was out in numbers. Here the heavy-hitters focused on the last event of the day.

The women’s Miss and Out in the mix!

At the end of the day, everyone was beat. A lot of people surpassed their expectations. Records were broke, team-mates were united and a solid two-days of racing were over. I won the Cat5 Omnium, walking away with my first sanctioned medal and a insatiable appetite.

This isn’t the only post I’ll be making from yesterday. There’s more to come when the photos begin to trickle in from all the photographers and some of the points I raised earlier will be covered in more detail. Be on the look out tomorrow afternoon for some lovely bike porn and some monstrous records!

For now, check out more photos at my Flickr.

  • Tim

    Well done mate. Though I’m suprised to see you rode something fancy and modern. No Merckx pista???

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  • http://www.richardashe.me Richard Ashe

    Congrats Bro! You deserve it.

  • http://cyclehawknyc.com squid

    Nice Work!!

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    thanks guys!

  • http://ericambel.com/ Roscoe

    Congrats John!

  • http://Www.cogmag.com Kmurder

    nice work John!

  • Lowell

    I started racing this weekend in new hampshire. I was nervous at the beginning of the day, but by the end I couldn’t get enough, it is an awesome sport.

  • knarg

    wow! grats on the win, i didn’t know you were into sanctioned racing!

  • D

    Very cool man, looks like everyone had a blast.

  • lucca

    that is a sweet landshark

  • http://www.ashfromsweat.com Rogbie

    Congratulations! Racing is intense and an addiction. Keep up with it. Cat. 5 to World’s in three kicks? Good luck.