Right this moment I attended “HPV enjoyable day”, a particular once-a-year occasion at Hellyer Velodrome. An area couple organizes this, renting the velodrome after which inviting contributors to return simply check out the velodrome or enter races. I did a little bit of every. I rode my electric-assist recumbent down the Coyote Creek path from Morgan Hill to the velodrome. I then rode on the velodrome for a number of laps in the course of the open observe interval. That is enjoyable as I didn’t really feel assured on the banking at first nevertheless it got here again to me after a few laps. I used to be quickly having fun with going as much as the highest, working up a head of steam, then swooping all the way down to the underside line, simulating the flying begin of a 200-meter time trial.
The primary occasion was the time trial. I wasn’t blazingly quick nevertheless it felt nice and was a enjoyable expertise. There was a break after the time trial so I rode some extra laps as a cooldown. All the opposite occasions have been group rides, which I promised my spouse I might keep away from as a result of I’ve crashed at this velodrome prior to now. So I headed again. I used electrical help on the rides there and again, however rode unassisted on the velodrome. It was an ideal day, I loved the driving, seeing a wide range of unique bikes and trikes, and chatting with fellow contributors.