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September 2016 - Burnaby Velodrome Club

Fall Wednesday Night Workouts

September 9, 2016 | By | No Comments

Our Wednesday night workouts are up! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Advanced and Intermediate sessions. For more information on our sessions please email info@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

Photography-Steve McConnell

Sept 14th

Advanced and Intermediate sessions

Pyramid drill- Riders will be on the track at either the sprinters lane or blue line. This is an individual drill. Please do these at your appropriate percentage to get the most benefit from the workout.

60% of maximum

one min recovery

70% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

100% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recover

70% of maximum

one min recovery

60% of maximum

Set one complete

Gear 86-90 gear inches

Key Points

-ride at your percentage not someone else’s

-start out easier than you think this gets very difficult at the top of the pyramid

-say stick or stay as you pass other riders

-shoulder check every time you move up or down the track

 

Sept 21st

Advanced workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 40-42 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Intermediate workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 35-38 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Sept 28th

Advanced- Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 40kph. The workout will be 45 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Intermediate-Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 35-37kph. The workout will be 30 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Photography- Steve McConnell

Oct 5th

Advanced-team pursuit chase efforts

This is a team workout. Riders will be paired up with similar speed and ability level riders. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. Groups will be on the track riding in between all efforts.

Gear- 90-96 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Intermediate-team pursuit chase efforts

This is a team workout. Riders will be paired up with similar speed and ability level riders. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. Groups will be on the track riding in between all efforts.

Gear- 86-90 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Oct 12th

Advanced-Rolling in team sprint efforts

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total during their effort but spend the entire set on the track. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 90-94 inches

Intermediate-Rolling in team sprint efforts

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total during their effort but spend the entire set on the track. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 86-90 inches

Oct 19th

Advanced workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 40-42 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Intermediate workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 35-38 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Oct 26th

Advanced- Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 40kph. The workout will be 45 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Intermediate-Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 35-37kph. The workout will be 30 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Photography- Steve McConnell

November 2nd Pre bare bones weekend

Advanced and Intermediate session-Whistle drill/ bell drill- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride on their own on the blue line. When they hear a bell or whistle they are expected to get out of the saddle and accelerate while still on the blue line. The rider must shoulder check and only once it is clear they are allowed to drop into the sprinters lane. The effort goes until the riders hear the bell or whistle again. Once the bell or whistle has been rung for the 2nd time all riders will return to the blue line when it is safe to do so. For the safety of our riders the groups will be limited in size at the coach’s discretion.

gear- 88-90

Key Points

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

-If a rider is below you do not drop down ontop of them

-If a rider is above you do not swing into them

 

*Workouts are subject to change by the Program Director.

Friday Night Racing Fall Series 2016

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Due to the popularity of all our programs, we are returning to our old racing schedule. Novice will race at 6:30pm, and all other categories start at 7pm. 

We are back! Friday Night Racing is coming up quick and this season will not disappoint.We will have 9 weeks in the series which will include the Spooktacular Friday Night. We are also happy to bring back our Bare Bones racing weekend which will be running on November 4th and 5th as well as a clinic on the Sunday. See you all at the track!

Gear Restrictions:
-Novice are 84″, a maximum of 47×15
-Cs are 86″, a maximum of 48X15
-Bs and As are unrestricted

Photo courtesy of Steve McConnell

October 7th

Novice- 15 lap scratch

C- 20 Lap Scratch

B-30 Lap Scratch

A-40 Lap Scratch

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- 3×10 Points Race

B-4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

Novice- Elimination

C- 15 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

B-30 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

A-35 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

 

October 14th

Novice- 15 Lap Scratch

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

Novice-Elimination

C-15 Laps to Elimination

B-20 Laps to Elimination

A-20 laps to Elimination

Novice-4×5 Points Race

C- 20 Lap Snowball

B- 30 Lap Snowball

A- 40 Lap Snowball

 

October 21st

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

C-20 laps to win and in

B-30 laps to win and in

A-30 laps to win and in

Novice- 4×5 Points race

C- 25 lap Point a lap

B-  35 lap Point a lap

A- 40 lap Point a lap

Novice- Elimination

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

October 28th Halloween Spooktacular Friday Night Racing!

Novice- 15 lap Scratch your eyes out

C- 35 Lap Scratch your eyes out

B-40 Lap Scratch your eyes out

A- 50 Lap Scratch your eyes out

Novice- 4×5 Pumpkin Points Race

Marymoor Zombie Crawl (exhibition event)

C- The Monster’s Gamble (30 laps to Belgian Win and Out)

B – The Monster’s Gamble (40 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

A -The Monster’s Gamble  (40 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

Novice- The Please let this be over!!!! (15 Laps Point a lap)

C The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

B The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown miss and out)

A The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown miss and out)

 

November 4th- Bare bones weekend (schedule TBD)

November 11th

Novice 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice 4×5 Points

C 30 Lap Scratch

B 40 Lap Scratch

A 50 Lap Scratch

C Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

B Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

A Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

C 25  Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

B 35 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

A  40 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

Photo courtesy Steve McConnell

November 18th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch race

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Progressive Points

C- 30 Lap Scratch Race

B- 40 Lap Scratch Race

A- 40 Lap Scratch Race

C- 25 Lap Snowball

B- 35 Lap Snowball

A- 40 Lap Snowball

C- Unknown Miss and Out

B- Unknown Miss and Out

A- Unknown Miss and Out

 

November 25th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice 4×5 Points Race

C-35 lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 45 Lap Scratch

C 20 Laps to Win and Out

B 30 Laps to Win and Out

A 30 Laps to Win and Out

C- Antioquena

B- Antioquena

A- Antioquena

 

December 2nd

Novice 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

C- 35 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

C- Elimination

B- Elimination

A- Elimination

C-  30 Laps Unknown Points Race

B- 40 Laps  Unknown Points Race

A- 40 Laps Unknown Points Race

 

December 9th- Series Final!!!

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 lap Snowball

C 25  Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

B 35 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

A  40 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

C- 35 Lap Scratch

B- 45 Lap Scratch

A-45 Lap Scratch

C-5×6 Points Race

B- 5×8 Points Race

A-5×9 Points Race

 

Schedule is not final and can be changed by the Race Organizer or Program Director at their discretion.