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Madison is next week - got a serious case of nerves.(2 posts)

Madison is next week - got a serious case of nerves.Alex-in-Evanston
Aug 7, 2002 7:01 AM
The velodrome association is finally offering a Madison for 3/4's next Thursday. My partner and I have been practicing for a few weeks now, but last night was our first shot at exchanges in and out of a race-pace paceline. Needless to say, it was scary. Getting the sequencing right for exchanges when the pack is doing curious things is going to be one of those examples of "no substitute for experience".

We've got one more practice before the event. Wish me luck.

re: Madison is next week - got a serious case of nerves.brian
Aug 7, 2002 10:57 AM
good luck! our 2/3's madison was cancelled two weeks ago at T-Town (i'm assuming due to lack of teams, but I don't know). The exchanges are sketchy enough at full speed with nobody around you, when you add the pack with people sprinting and exchanging at the same time just watching seems to take a few years off your life. be safe.....