Here’s a sweet vintage track racing video from Portland’s very own Alpenrose Velodrome.
And now the opposite of track sprints…long distance rides.
I’ve begun to pick out some rides I want to do in 2011. I’m starting the year off with a little bike camping (can staying in a heated cabin be considered camping?) trip this weekend. I just signed up as a volunteer for the Worst Day of the Year ride to get a free registration. I am definitely planning on doing Seattle to Portland this year. And, I’m planning on doing some randonneuring.
Here are the rides I’m thinking about doing so far..
Dec 31-Jan 2 Bike Camping Stub Stewart State Park 46mi
Feb 13 Worst Day of the Year Ride 48mi
March 12 Birkie Brevet 200km (120mi)
April 16th Portland 400 400km (248mi)
June 4th Pioneer Century 100mi
July 9th Seattle to Portland 204mi
Some of these rides may seem really hardcore, but the ones over 200 miles are 2 day rides. It’s surprising how easy really long distances are with a little bit of training and a bicycle with a good fit.