Nice find Tracko! I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday time off from work and getting in some miles on their bikes.
Talk about intense!
Track racing is one of the most unique forms of cycling because it requires a special venue and when said venue is threatened, the sport itself takes the hit. The NSC Velodrome is the only velodrome in Minneapolis and right now, it needs our help.
If you’re in the area, there’s a fundraiser this weekend but you don’t have to live in Minneapolis to help support track cycling. Donate at the NSC Velodrome’s Go Fund Me page and help re-pave this beautiful track. If you’d like to some some truly wonderful photos of this velodrome, check out Kyle’s photos at Tracko.
… speaking of Japan!
Say that three times fast… Here’s a video from the mid 70’s at the famous Vigorelli velodrome. Check out more on this at the Vimeo page.
Keirin is unlike any other form of track racing and this video showcases why.
Fender company Ass Savers is partnering with Rapha to bring Trackside ‘85 Photography Exhibit to Rapha Cycle Club Manchester as the exhibition’s final 2014 destination:
“Gothenburg, Sweden, 7 November, 2014 – After successful stops in Berlin, Barcelona and London, the Trackside ’85 photo exhibition presented by Ass Savers travels to the Rapha Manchester Cycle Club on November 18th for its final stop of the tour. Staffan Jofjell’s brilliantly captured photographs from the 1985 Berlin Six Day track race will be on display from November 18th to 23rd to coincide with the Six Days of Ghent…”
Here’s a video about Mianzi Rei, a woman who rides and races track in Berlin, shot on a Red…
… four minutes of track standing on a velodrome, finished off with a sprint finish. It’s easy to see why this is a crowd favorite!
Here’s a prospective on track racing from Don’t Do, with subtitles.