Saturday at the Trexlertown Velodrome

Saturday at the Trexlertown Velodrome

Since Thursday I have been nursing a messed up soleus muscle in my left leg. I had been planning to start my racing season today at Trexlertown racing as a Master rider on the velodrome. However, I cannot afford to hamper the healing of my leg since I have my Half Ironman to compete in in about a month. So I did not enter the races today. I did attend the event and took pictures. I was curious who the competitors would be – how competitive they could be – and how the event would be run. Had a lovely day to do it all. The high temp was around 67 degrees, and the sun was out but not always. It was a little breezy.

The racing schedule was as follows:

1. Cat5 5-lap Scratch Race
2. Cat4 10-lap Scratch Race
3. Women 5-lap Scratch Race
4. Jr 10-14 Half-lap Chariot
5. Masters 9-lap Scratch Race
6. Cat5 9-lap Points Race
7. Cat4 Win-n-Out
8. Women 12-lap Point-a-Lap
9. Jr 10-14 5-lap Scratch Race
10. Masters 16-lap Points Race
11. Cat5 Unknown Distance
12. Cat4 20-lap Points Race
13. Women Miss-n-Out
14. Jr 10-14 9-lap Points Race
15. Masters Miss-n-Out
16. Feature B Race (18-lap Scratch)
17. Feature A Race (25-lap Points)

Below are some pictures I took while in attendance. I have attached descriptions to the pixs in the Flickr photostream.

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2 Responses to Saturday at the Trexlertown Velodrome

  1. alwayseasygear (alex V) says:

    are track categories the same as road ones or it’s an entirely different classification? That is, will a cat 2 road racer still start as cat 5 on track?

  2. A newly licensed rider starts off as a cat 5 on the road, track, CX, and mountain. Then he has to earn a higher cat in each of the specialties. So, yes, a cat 2 road racer still starts as a cat 5 on track. Or, a cat 2 track racer starts as a cat 5 on the road.

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