The fourth annual PDW Omnium took place on May 30, 2015 at the beautiful Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of track racing, eating burgers, hot dogs and ice cream floats. Big ups to Clint Culpepper and to all the racers for another successful year of the event.
Photos by Marty Wood
The Bike Jerks blog has some exceptional photos up from their local track’s opening night. Head on over to check out some more photos from the NSC Velodrome’s season kick-off. Seriously Marty, those are some great photos!
In my opinion, Merckx still holds the hour record in an era before aerodynamics were a main concern. His Colnago-built Molteni track bike was completely laced out with Pino Morroni drillium componentry to reduce weight and nothing protected the hardened cyclist from a potential collision, save for a Cinelli hairnet. In 1972, Merckx was the man of the hour and his legacy still lives to this day. This video showcases other greats from the Hour Record.
Don’t miss this Merckx Mondays from 2009 and the discussion on the original Merckx Hour Record bike…
Great find, Tracko!
I wish I could have found this portrait that George Marshall took to post instead, but this photo from Rapha’s MyHour page will suffice. As if anyone was doubting Wiggo, he successfully set a new hour record of 54.526km\h, sending him even more decorated into cycling’s great history books and topping off his career.
Read more at the BBC.
You’ll have to excuse the dump of videos and photos for the Hour Record. I’ve been away from the internet for a few days…
I’m so bummed to have been traveling from London during Wiggo’s Hour Record. For those who wanted a bit of background on the history of this event, check out the above video and see the rest of the series at Youtube. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
Read up more at DNAInfo!
It’s sad to see yet another Midwest velodrome need our support. The Chicago Velodrome is in desperate need of your help, as it requires a chunk of change for repairs. You can find out more at their Go Fund Me or pick up a South Chicago Velodrome Association shirt.
See more information at Tracko!
British Cycling always has great photos during the UCI Track Worlds. These men’s and women’s team pursuit images from Paris, France are excellent and there’s more where that came from. Head over to British Cycling’s Flickr to check out the rest.