Here at the DLV headquarters, we've got some new caps in stock for the 2013 season! These new caps are grey colored and feature the velodrome logo on the front. You can purchase the new caps in the store over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1550
We're also back and loaded up with Batdorf & Bronson's Brakeless Blend coffee for those connoisseur's so you'll be able to purchase coffee at the velodrome on any Wednesday evening at the races, or you can purchase online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1215
With our first 2013 Pursuit night coming up tomorrow(Tuesday) night, we've got a few things of note for folks:
- Pursuit nights(and sprint nights) are open to all riders from category A through to Cat. D riders.
- You'll race your eligible distances for a Time Trial, Individual Pursuit and your choice of team event, Team Sprint or Team Pursuit. The only caveat here, is that only A riders will compete in a 4km pursuit. All other Elite age riders will ride 3km.
We also want to let everyone know that you can put the word out that you are looking for a team-mate for a team event, over in the forum: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/forums/pursuit-night-teams . Go hear to get things set-up before each pursuit night to make sure that you are able to make the most of the nights racing!
With the success of our first Womens Training Program this year, we are going to be running another 5 week session of classes. We will be running thew second group starting this coming sunday April 28th from 1pm till 3pm and each sunday for 5 weeks from there, on May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Full details are over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/womensprogram
It's that time of year again and time to warn everybody about the currently high levels of pollen. The track surface will be especially slick in the turns at the moment, so you will need to be riding quite a bit faster than usual. We will blow off the track as best we can during organized programming, but during all other times, you will need to be very careful.
With the racing season getting underway last week, we are quickly headed towards our first Pro Race Series event of the year, when Ethic, Inc presents 'The Keirin'. The flier for the race is now loaded up online, and you can see the plan for all of the action over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/13thekeirinflier.pdf . As with since the beginning of the Pro Race keirin, 12 riders will be selected to compete in 'The Keirin' tournament, so if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the 12 rider keirin field, be sure to send your request to Jeff Hopkins for consideration, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the wet conditions we are cancelling all of tonights activities.
Due to the rain tonight's racing is cancelled
A huge thanks to all the folks that came out for our workday last Saturday. We had a great day, installed a new red line around the track, as well as touching up the finish line and 200m line. Plenty of other tasks were completed, and we'd like to thank those that came out: Andy Bailie, Bill Thomsen, Chad Conley, Charde Edney, Chris Annunziata, David Williams, Evelyn Ewing, Freddy Edney, Jeff Hopkins, John Dowd, John Tomlinson, Jon Woodroof, Leon Waine, Michael Barman, Mike Waine, Muse Davis, Peter Antonvich, Ronnie Bratcher, Terrick Munn, Thomas Teichmann, Troy Waine, Lucius Williams, Mike Edwards and Valentin Todorow.
One of our workday tasks this coming saturday will be to run cables for our electronic timing system. As part of that we need to do some soldering and heat-gunning of the wires, and thus need some portable power to be able to solder wires around on the back straight of the track. If you have such a device and would be able to bring it down on Saturday, that would be extremely helpful. Please drop us a line if you can do it so we'll know if we need to make some other arrangements, email@example.com
We have produced a new special edition t-shirt for the 2013 season, with some great printing thanks to our new sponsor, Saucebox Apparel Studio. We've only printed 50 of the shirts, and we are expecting the shirts to arrive sometime next week, so if you want to get in early and reserve yours, go here to place your order: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1522
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Just a reminder that we are having our next workday this coming Saturday, so bring yourself and be ready to work!! We have a task list here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/03/workday-task-list-march-2...
We have a number of tasks that are critical to get done before the season kicks off next week, so we would like to see as many hands as we can to get those done, so bring yourself and some friends and we'll make a good go of it.
Due to the lack of temperature we are cancelling tonights womens training session. For our beginner women who are yet to complete certification, we are inviting everyone out to next weeks Tuesday night massed start racing to race together as a group and complete certification there.
A huge thanks to our awesome board member and beginners coach, Brian Sullivan for his great work in coming up with our 2013 Pro Race Series Poster design. And huge thank you's out to all of our sponsors who make everything that we do possible, including none other than our exclusively preferred printers over at Uprinting.com. They do a great job with all of our promotional printing needs, so be sure to give them a shout if you need anything printed. So without further ado, here it is:
Coming up tomorrow on the 26th of March is the Georgia Rides to the Capitol event. The ride is to raise support for improved conditions for bicycling in Georgia and is supported by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA). More info on the ride can be found on the website : http://www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org/
Once again, we'll be leading a group departing from the velodrome and heading up the the capitol to merge with the other groups at the Hurt Park merge point, before converging en-mass to the final destination at the state capitol building. Ride distance from the velodrome to the capitol is approximately 8 miles long and we'll be riding at a leasurely 12-14mph. Departure time from the velodrome is 10:45am Sharp, so be there a few minutes beforehand to catch up with us.
Once again we are allowing folks to reserve their race numbers for the 2013 season, so head over to the forum and post your preferred race number for this season: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/03/reserve-your-race-number....
No real guidelines, although we would prefer most number reservations to be below 100 if possible(makes it easier on our scorers to write two numbers more times than three!)