Monday, June 09, 2008

KIDAM 2008

The French Racing association AFB has one again co-organised a track event in Paris on the 24th of May 2008.
As the weather was not reliable, a few good riders were missing but we managed to complete every races on saturday (1000m and 200m flying start)and sunday (1H).

Laurent Deschenne on his new bike. As usual, no time to paint and weight does not help anyway!

Start of the 1H race.

Everybody on the track for a little devil race. At each lap, the last person must stop. That was a very interesting race has everyone had a different tactic to avoid the last place. Jéjon won the race by 1m over Barbara Buatois. The last few laps were fast (45Km/h +)

Gilles (nickname:CrocoGilles) on his experimental 'face down' prone bike. I tried it but it needs some serious training to ride over 35Km/h. I felt that the pedal were too far high and the angle between the leg and the chest was too open resulting in a lack of power. Gilles has built his own prism gogles.

Jean-Lou Desbarbieux on his new 2x700 bike. I tried it and it works very well. The bike is stable and easy for beginners. The classic handle bar is also a very good solution.

Anne Hasler on her beautiful M5 tica fitted with a massive Zipp wheel. She has been knock down by a car last winter and she was just recovering. She came to train with the girls and will be ready for the track championship on the 28th of June. 6 girls will compete.

Jean-lou and Celine won the 'slow race' on the cargo bike.

Dinner in town with the crazy french squad.


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