December 12th, 2009

crane

An Evening's Entertainment....

So a friend of mine and her husband were both having their fiftieth birthday party tonight, and rather than what I normally think of as a fiftieth birthday party, they rented an indoor velodrome and invited all their friends to come and try it out along with the mountain bike tracks on the interior of the circle.

For those of you who don't know what a Velodrome is.... it's an indoor, oval track with steeply banked 180 ° turns on either end. They label them 1, 2, 3, and 4 for convenience when referring to them, but the banking is such that the high end of the turn, in the Boulder Indoor Velodrome, is over 25 feet off the floor. The tilt is made so that the rider can actually be nearly vertical through the turns, and it actually makes it so that you lean less when going through them than you would on flat pavement.

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