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San Jose Velodrome(9 posts)

San Jose VelodromePhoto-John
Jul 22, 2002 1:29 PM
I went to the San Jose Velodrome for the first time last Friday. If you haven't gone, you should consider it. It's pretty neat and it could use some more spectators. I think I'll be a regular visitor from now on. If you want to see more, I posted a bunch of photos in the Racing Gallery and I'll post more tonight:

Racing Moments Photo Gallery >>

Hope you like them. Any suggestions for other shots will be welcomed. That was my first Velodrome photo attempt.

John
Well done!brider
Jul 22, 2002 2:05 PM
Not bad at all for a first attempt. Saw a USPS uniform in one of those shots. Any idea who that was?
USPSPhoto-John
Jul 22, 2002 2:09 PM
I don't know if that was an official uniform or not. I might be able to find out, though. The San Jose velodrome is unsanctioned racing so it probably only attracts the hardcore local track racers. I'm not sure if there are any big names racing there regularly.

Thanks for the compliment. I plan to do lots more shooting there!

John
USPS sponsors a local masters team...Mr Good
Jul 22, 2002 7:58 PM
...who do all the local races. They are very competitive masters racers--some of those guys can jump into the P/1/2 races and do quite well. I don't happen to recognize the guy in the photo.

I do occasionally see USPS pro riders in the area--Dave Zabriskie and Dylan Casey have both been training on "my" local roads in the Bay Area recently.
Postal Masters are the reason I won'tshirt
Jul 22, 2002 8:03 PM
upgrade. Peter Allen? Glen Winkel?

No, thanks.

/shirt
Dylan Casey?gregg
Jul 23, 2002 6:44 AM
Where does he ride at? I've heard he's from my hometown (Mtn. View), no?
USPS sponsors a local masters team...kaiser
Jul 23, 2002 11:03 AM
Just don't call it a "local masters team"...Kent Bostick is hardly a local masters rider. USPS masters is a team of former pros, national team/olympic team and other assorted Cat 1's....and most of these guys do fine in most ANY 1/2 race. There really isn't much of a compelling reason for them to even ride with the masters. age is not hindering them that much yet.

FYI, Bostik 'swept" the masters nationals road events. RR, TT, Crit.
When I said "local," I was referring to geography...Mr Good
Jul 25, 2002 3:25 PM
...not skill level! I'm old enough to do masters races but stay out of the "open class" masters events because of guys like them. My only chance at prize money is masters cat 4/5!
If you're in CA, they ARE local. (nm)shirt
Jul 29, 2002 3:21 PM