Hey all! Happy 2016! Let's try to get this season kicked off right. Winter Training Starts this Wednesday at 7:00p.m.!
Winter Training is each Wednesday Night from january until the season starts in April WEATHER PERMITTING. Weather permitting also means a temperature threshold of 40*F at 7:00p.m. If it is below that or looking like it might be a few hours out we will cancel winter training!
If you have a 2015 One-Pass, Weely Pass, or Training Pass, Winter Training for 2016 is included. If you did not purchase one of the above passes, training is $5 per session ($6 if paying with a card). You can alternately pre-purchase training sessions or a Winter Training pass at our online store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html
Hope to see a bunch of eager faces ready to take 2016 by the horns!
It is winter time (or spring according to the dogwoods) and this is the time of year that the track is covered in leaves and not maintained to in-season standards, Sometimes wet and/or we are performing other work on the track. Please note that this may make riding on the velodrome challenging and you do so at your own risk outside of regular velodrome programming. It is also a good idea to let someone know you are riding at the velodrome, or ride with others if you are riding outside of normal velodrome programming.
Please be cautious as you are riding the track. The track is presently rideable but we are patching some cracks and performing other work so the track may be bumpier than usual. Also, with leaves still falling and at times wet the track may be hazardous to ride in general. Please use caution if you do choose to go down and ride through the next few weeks.
We are sad to announce that the Velodrome's Namesake, former state representative Dick Lane, has passed away.
The funeral will be at Parrot Funeral Home, in Fairburn. Viewing Wednesday 5-8 pm and funeral Thursday at 2p.
Now that the weather has completely changed its mind, it looks like we will try and have our Youth Cycling League end of season party on Thursday after all! Well...if the weather decides to cooperate! Currently it is looking Like YCL will be canceled for tonight 10/26! Will confirm on our facebook page as the afternoon draws closer: www.facebook.com/dicklanevelodrome
As the season winds down it's that time to think about showing some TLC to the DLV so that we can keep making left turns for years to come. Our first workday for the 2016 season will be Saturday November 21st starting at 10a.m.
As you can see below, there are numerous tasks that need to be accomplished. This is just a small list of the work that needs to be done to keep our track looking nice, functional and something we can be proud of. 5 or 6 people can't get this done on their own we can't stress this enough. So if you've ever wondered why someone doesn't pressure wash the track? Wonder no more, it takes a village!
Some of the tasks that will need to be done for November 21st include the following:
Patch track and fill in track/apron transition
Caulk door frame to mens room
Leaking toilet in mens room
Running urinal in mens room
Running toilet in women's room (or just keep jiggling the handle)
Bolt check, tighten replace on boards
Pull old sponsor logos and remove adhesive residue.
Sweep Bike Room roof
Clean bike room gutters and down spouts for blockages.
Install leaf guards on bottom of bathroom doors
Scrape and paint ceiling in women's room
Clean garbage/obstructions out of creek
Leaf raking and bagging of early falling leaves in parking lot.
Brick and patch and paint vandaled fireplace
Tune-ups, lube and clean of rental/YCL bikes.
Carpenter bee repair/control judges stand
And many many more. This is 8 weeks from now, so plenty of time to put it on the calendar!
With the drizzle all day and heavier showers moving into the area the track has been wet all day and won't get a chance to dry before tonight's YCL and MNT. So we unfortunately have to cancel.
Due to weather.
Congrats to Andy Bailie and Andy Luettgen for their Hour Record Attempts!
Andy B completed 115 laps for an official total of 37.185km for the 50+ Record
Andy L from 125 laps + 156.6 meters for a official total of 40.575km for the Elite Record
Our Year Party will be held on Saturday October 24th at our usual year end party host The Marlay House.
Stay tuned for further details at this spot.
So we can plan how many volunteers we need and for how long, we will be closing Record Day Sign Up on Friday September 11th at 6p.m. Eastern Time.
Pretty cool video of the Velodrome Cup presented by Third Eye Software: https://vimeo.com/137861271 Thanks to Michele Colucci for the great work!
Just a reminder, even though calendar says we are having Youth Cycling and Monday Night Training, we will have neither on account of the holiday.
Youth cycling league is canceled for tonight September 2. We will see you next Thursday as we will not have practice on Labor Day
YCL is still on for tonight 8-20. The track is dry and the apron is almost dry. We'll have a combined 6:30 session for everyone.