Monday, December 22, 2008



Velodromito = small velodrome in Spanish.

Boulder's velodromito is open and alive.  By chance I met Neal there on day one for "Certification".  It is a kick in the pants to ride: fast, the straights flick by, and the turns demand full attention (plenty of G force available to keep you focused).  One thing you won't be doing is rolling around chatting - unless it is just you and your buddy solo on the velodromito.  Much excellent training will be possible and exactly how the races may play out we'll just have to see.  Think - the tightest section of the tightest criterium you've ever ridden and then decide where you are going to move up!!  It might be best to launch your attack from the gun.  We'll have to see about that.

You need to be "certified" to ride in the open track periods.  So, check the schedules,, and show up
with your equipment.  Certification requires a $25 membership fee - good for a year.  Missy Thompson handled our 6 person session.  They just lay down the rules for the velodromito, then set you out to ride a pace line.  Upon success in that department you are then certified in the computer system and can show up for open training session.

Evidently, Open Session I is category 3 and below, and Open Session II is category 3 and above.  That all seems a bit unclear, but, hey - they are still working on the program.

The people there are very energized, madly building up the rental bike fleet, and continue to work on the velodromito.  The blue band is painted and other lines will happen soon.

I'm going to enjoy this!!

Neal - please add or comment.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BMCT Blog Discussion @ January Meeting, 2nd try

All, this is a second try - my short cut did not work (sjw)

You are receiving this as a direct mailing from the BMCT blog via the whole team email reflector at  Below are a few issues we will hammer on at the meeting - please review them and come prepared with opinions.

Why this blog?  If we want to carry-on with this whole blog thing then we need to make some changes and get to it.  

Issues to be discussed at the meeting:
  • Do we have responsibilities or expectations from our sponsors to run this blog?
  • Does a blog demonstrate the character and lifestyle of the Vic's team, is that important?
  • Even though the current blog is public can we effectively use it as the Vic's communication central?
  • Can we use the blog for team ride announcements?
  • Is the team committed, on some level, to summarize every race we enter?  This means many more guys have to enter blog writing.