A handy new gear calculator for trackies which includes this nifty cadence x speed x time chart. There’s also a cool function that will calculate the length of chain you need for a specific gearing. Simple layout with a tons of information (the picture is just he tip of the iceberg). Very nicely done.
Chris Boardman’s previous record was set in fifteen years ago in 1996 at 4:11.114 — however it is not recognized by the UCI as Boardman had used the now-banned Superman position to achieve it (see pic below). So for fifteen years, Boardman’s unattainable super-record has stood. Up until today, the closest anyone had to Boardman’s time was Bobridge’s previous World Record timing at 4:14.427 set last year (ironically, that time was also beaten today at Australian Nationals). That’s four seconds outside the margin set today!
So if Chris Boardman was Superman, then I guess that means Jack Bobridge is Kryptonite. Big congratulations, Jackie! Amazing.
The only shame with this news is that the Individual Pursuit event has recently been removed from the Olympic and consequentially is barely even competed at World Cup events this year. Does that mean Jack Bobridge might be the final Individual Pursuit World Record holder?
Read more about Bobridge’s reactions to his new World Record at Cycling News.
INTRO TO TRACK RACING CLASS STARTS IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS
Get hyped! The lights are back on at Encino Velodrome and the other night I coached the homies around for a few laps and some races. Everyone is looking forward to the official start of the next Intro To Track Racing course in a couple weeks.
This Wednesday (Feb 2nd) we’ll have a little prep night from 7pm to 10pm. We’ll throw some fun races and get to know new faces. Let’s fire up the BBQ too! Everyone is encouraged to come, especially those who haven’t taken the Intro To Track Racing class before.
Intro To Track Racing is a six-week course held at Encino Velodrome on Wednesday nights starting Feb 9th from 7pm to 10pm. It’s just sixty bucks for the full six weeks (and pre-registered students can attend the prep session on Feb 2nd at no extra charge). All the money goes straight to Encino Velodrome to help keep the lights on and the races running.
We got a lot of new riders signed up for this round and a bunch who of alumni who are coming back for more practice and racing so it should be a really fun class. Pre-registration is filling up quick so if you want to guarantee your spot in the class click the PayPal button below and register! Space is limited.
UCI Track World Cup Classics - Beijing (China) » Did you have any idea that international track racers are meeting in China this weekend for the 3rd installment of the 2010-2011 UCI Track World Cup? No? That’s probably because there’s been no promotion, no coverage and the event doesn’t even have its own website. Hmmm…