Training on the outdoor track

New York is always full of surprises. Here, in the middle of Queens, New York, there is the Kissena Velodrome. An outdoor concrete velodrome.  It’s a bit lumpy, but if you’re looking for a traffic free cycling environment, it is an oasis in the desert. When I went during the week, I often had the place to myself. A good opportunity for a few intervals and training.


The velodrome

After a heavy few weeks of mileage in March. This last week has been much quieter. Just a few recovery rides around the track this week.






photos by: Utpal.

5 Responses to Training on the outdoor track

  1. baines April 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Hour record attempt?

    • tejvan April 22, 2014 at 10:17 am #

      the only hour record I could go for would be cycling backwards whilst juggling bananas or something like that.

  2. baines April 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Your last 30 (48.2km) mile time trial time was 1:07:26, you could get close to the 49.43km in one hour no?

    • tejvan April 23, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      Hard to say. With right bike would be interesting to see what I could do. But, I don’t have the raw power to do well on the flat.


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