Saturday, December 8, 2012

Whitehead Track Night

It's not your average Hong Kong Friday night, but this week managed to rent the track for the night and sneak a cheeky training session in. As usual we had a mix of Open riders (James, Nora, Mark, Me) and a few newbies (inc. Keggy, Tom, Jereon, Mike) getting their licenses.

Despite a number being fresh to the boards (well, shuttered concrete) everyone was up quickly and in the spirit of things. We even managed our own 'Devil take the hindmost'- also known as an elimination race, where last over the line gets canned. This came down to quite the two up sprint between James & I- having led most the way around, I had a bit of a gap on the penultimate sprint, meaning I thought I may as well try and get the jump on James and try to hold it for an extra two laps. Breathing down my neck in the last 100m I could hear the crowd road (OK, maybe not) and did my best to keep the legs whirring, but going over the line he pipped me by half a wheel! I couldn't help but smile at this- quite fun to race so many laps and to be so close at the end. Anyhow, a fun evening and the start of a bureaucratic resurgence in club > Cycling Ass. relations. Bring on the next one!

More photos here

More info on colossi's track programme here

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