After a week of skiing we’ve found our way to Osaka. Tomity hooked us up with some Keirin action about 20 minutes out of town so we went down today to check it out, thanks heaps Tomity it was awesome! From the vibe of the locals at the velodrome we got the feeling that what we did today would be like a young Japanese couple coming to Australia and spending a day at Albion Park watching the greyhounds, just because they are dog lovers. The racing was awesome though, we saw a couple of crashes and there were some great photo finishes as well. I’ve thrown together some photos, but you just can’t capture the vibe, our favourite part of the day was the bad 70’s Martial Arts film anthem that played as the riders came through the “fighting gate”. I don’t have the bandwidth to upload a video of it yet but will do so when I get the chance.
NJS Kickstand (one of the bikes that the officials use to get out to the tower).
Kirin at Keirin
Ready to go
Tower referee (there is one at each corner)