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In RideItLikeYouStoleIt's latest race video, we get to see a "Slow Race" at Marymoor Velodrome's Friday Night Racing. This is one of my favorite races on informal track days… because it’s fun and because it’s slow.
There are a few variations. You could run a basic Slow Race from the pursuit line to the finish line (or an entire lap). Riders get eliminated if they put a foot down, grab the rail, ride off the track surface or fall. The last rider to cross the finish line wins. This basically becomes a trackstanding contest and it can be long if you got two riders who are really good at it.
In that case, you could run a timed Slow Race. Riders have a set amount of time to complete a lap (three to five minutes). The same elimination rules apply and riders can’t cross the finish line until the clock reaches zero. After the time is up a whistle blows and the first rider across the line wins. The race in this video is the same except with an entire sprint lap after the clock runs down (which lowers the chance of a too-close-to-call finish).
Any way you run it, the Slow Race is a fun race to throw which everyone can participate in. Give it a shot at your next track session.
For over a year now, Vimeo user RideITLikeUStoleIT has been doing a great job providing video coverage of bike racing in the Northwest. Here’s his video highlights from last Friday night’s races at Marymoor Velodrome.
If you are interested in the bike racing scene up in Washington, check out RideITLikeUStoleIT.
Friday Night Races at Marymoor Velodrome.
It’s a short video but really well-shot and edited. I would love to see more videos like this… who’s in?
[Photo by Brenton Salo]
I guess the rainy season is coming to an end because the tracks up North (but not that far North) are starting to get their racing on.
Also up at Washington’s Marymoor Velodrome, they’ll be starting up the Friday Night Racing which will go on every week. For riders who still need to cut their teeth (not literally, please), Thursday Night Racing is starting up this week and is designed for new racers.
Meanwhile — for those of us down South (but not that far South) — San Diego Velodrome is starting up their Friday Night Racing this week. Racers who want to qualify for SD Velodrome’s world famous Tuesday Night Racing, need to start with these Friday nights.