Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I suppose this is a natural progression for someone who's making their way northward through the world of bicycling. First came the bike shorts and jacket cut for cycling. Second came the Disneyland Electric Light Parade of LEDs attached to everything and anything they could be zip-tied to. Then came SPD pedals and specific shoes and "technical wear".

Now, I have advanced to the next level. Powered up. And like powering up for any video game, you start over at the bottom rung when you advance to that next higher level, ready to get the snot beat out of you until you learn a handful of new moves or find a secret power-up.

What have I done, you might ask? I've signed up for track racing class at Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond, WA.

Photo by Rick Takagi.

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