The first Virtual Velodrome event at The Ride Studio at Bicycle Ranch on April 6, 2011, was a success of mixed proportions! We had four riders who tested our oval, raced each other and even endured simulated crashes, all in the air-conditioned comfort of Inverse Cycling.
The overall winner was Kyle Claffey, 17, whose fastest time on his fixy (fixed-gear) was 1:13:01. Although senior rider Alan Fenyves beat Kyle’s top speed in the last heat with a time of 1:13:00 – thanks in part to a crash by Kyle – it wasn’t enough to move him and his road bike out of second place.
Third place honors went to Chad Mandelbaum.
The night went off with a few technical hitches, but the light turn-out made for a perfect learning session. We will do it again!
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