|The Giordana Velodrome|
I was lucky enough to make it down to the Giordana Velodrome again today for an afternoon of riding on the track. Last week I rode and talked bicycles with another rider, Greg, who was there to ride on the track. Greg was already there when I arrived today. We warmed up some and did a few laps and took a break. After several times of hard efforts followed by rest, we decided to ride for a while drafting off of each other. We came up with the ride format of each rider pulling for two laps and then pulling off as we entered turn one. A duration and pace for this ride was decided at thirty minutes at a pace of twenty two to twenty six miles per hour. Greg has a computer on his bike so he did the timing and said he would let me know if we started to ride too fast. We worked well together and were riding smoothly. After about 15 minutes of riding this way Mac Cannon joined us at the back of the line. Having three riders all on the same page made this even more fun. It's a blast to pull off to the right in the steep part of the banking and then drop in behind the last rider to sit in the draft. Riding in a single file rotating paceline is my favorite way to ride a bicycle, and it's even more fun on the track. Another fun day of riding a bicycle! I hope to make it down to Rock Hill again soon to do some more of this fun riding.