The challenge: How many laps of the <a href=“http://brunswickcyclingclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/hsv_panor.jpg”>Brunswick velodrome</a> can you do in exactly one hour?
If you are curious to find out what you are capable of, come along to the HSV on Saturday 21st February and have a go. The rules are simple:
- fixed gear only (conversions are ok)
- no brakes allowed, and no breaks allowed (Omar!)
- drop bars
- no collusion, although since it is a personal challenge it’s totally up to you
Depending on numbers, we’ll run it over a couple of sessions. The first session will be 7pm. Track will be open for warm-up from 6pm.
If you’d like to have a go, please email me with an estimate of what you hope to do (in km) and the gear ratio you plan to use (so we can plan the sessions). If you have no idea, just say 30km.
The hour is a very special experience, both a physical and mental battle - so come along and, at the very least, get a glimpse into what it feels like to push toward your absolute limits.
If anyone would like to do some practice or would like some help determining what their likely distance will be, feel free to drop into <a href=“http://brunswickcyclingclub.com/about/facilities/”>HSV</a> after a <a href=“http://brunswickcyclingclub.com/training/saturday-track/”>Saturday training session</a> (about 4:30 - 5pm) and we’ll get you going on the stopwatch.
Send your email to: nathan at undershorts dot org
If there is enough interest we can bring out the BBQ - maybe even get the Kiosk open. Over to you… The bike rider!