Rob had a lot of tricks and drills up his sleeve to teach me as much as possible over the weekend that I was there. The juniors were nice to me, and were also pretty darn impressive. They've got some incredible piston power!
One thing that I was really surprised about was how easy it is for anybody to start track riding. At the Forest City Velodrome there are beginner courses (Track 1 and Track 2) that teach the basics of track riding at a really fair price. There are bikes for rent, and a lot of very friendly people with a lot of patience and passion for cycling ready to help anybody learn. Check it out at www.forestcityvelodrome.ca
I had a lot of fun at the track. I learned a lot...and I've got to say that I'm proud of myself that I had the guts to try it out, and dare myself to ride on what my teammate Anne Guzman lovingly refers to as the ''Toilet Bowl'', because it's so darn steep. Hopefully some of what I learned will be carried out onto the road next year! I'm going to keep it up...