Community racers and elite riders from Team USA and Team Canada competed recently at Velo Sports Center in Carson. The elites put on a sprint exhibition for the spectators. When the results are posted, here’s where they will be.
Here’s video of an exciting race between Quinn Hatfield, owner of one of the best restaurants in L.A. — Hatfield’s — and Jack Lindquist, an elite rider and host of my GoPro. They are riding a match sprint at the Encino Velodrome.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Assn.’s Winter Classic.
The Paralympics Track Cycling World Championships was the first time I’d ever shot an international competition. It was exciting to see top athletes from around the world coming to our local velodrome to compete and set world records.
This is Craig Griffin, coach of the U.S. Paralympic Team, urging on Aaron Jacob Trent.
The Chinese team was young and enthusiastic. The entire team came to the rail together to cheer on their teammate.
Lisa Turnbull pilots Karissa Whitsell for the United States.
A Chinese time trial silver medalist.
Laura Sobchik gave it everything she had in the 3-kilometer time trial. This was her first international competition.
The amazing Sarah Storey of Great Britain, who won gold in all of her individual events.
Here are photos of Keith Ketterer’s hour record attempt Sunday. Keith set a new record of 45.0189 kilometers for the 55- to 59-year-old age group. Keith is my age — a huge inspiration. He already held the world record for 50- to 54-year-olds.
Madison races involve exchanges between two teammates. Watch Chris Reed and his partner, Mikael Weitze, compete in this exhibition race at the Home Depot Center Velodrome. Among the riders–Kate Wilson, the only woman in the field.
There’s nothing like watching a race from the handlebars of someone else’s bike.
I just got a GoPro Hero 2 and mounted it on my teammate Chris Reed’s Tiemeyer for the points and Madison races Sunday at the Home Depot Center Velodrome.
This video puts you in the middle of the pack for the points race, but out of harm’s way. Watch out for the crash in the distance around 8:58.