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ATRA Season Guide Photo Contest

Another photo contest you say? Duh! Photo contests rule!

The American Track Racing Association is throwing a contest for their 2012 Season Guide cover.

Track racing rules.

Racing at Dick Lane Velodrome rules.

Chris Kelly‘s photography rules.

Add it up and it’s a no brainer:

Click the photo below of local PRO Emile Abraham of AeroCat Cycling taking 1st place from Peachtree Bikes racer Steve Carrell, then ‘like’ it!

Dick Lane Velodrome: Wednesday Night Racing Vol. 1

This past week, Dick Lane Velodrome opened its gates for the 2011 weekly racing season. 39 riders came out to race across three categories. The first race of the night was the chariot race, which is a one lap drag race. Here is a shot of Faster Mustache rider Brian Tester sprinting to his first win of the season in the A’s Chariot Race:

Next up was the win and out, one of my favorite races. I made a move at the bell and opened up a small gap

WIn and Out Bs

however, I was edged out at the line by East Point Track Club rider Jardslau Mol. Speaking of the East Point Track Club, here is a shot of one of their new riders, Stephen Touset, riding across the line to take third in the C’s win and out.

Win and Out cs

The last races of the evening were the 5, 8, and 10 mile record attempts. While there was strong racing in all categories, no records fell. Here is Scott Patton of Fixed Gear Fever fame doing some work for the B group’s 8 mile attempt:

Record Race Bs

The weather was perfect all night long. A small but vocal crowd was out to cheer on the racers. Overall it was a a great kick off to what should be another amazing season of racing at Dick Lane Velodrome. I’ll leave you with a shot of the A’s field mixing it up in the Win and Out.

Lookout for regular race recaps and features as the season heats up!

Win and Out As

Photo credits: Colleen Jordan

The 2011 Track Season at Dick Lane Velodrome

Daniel Banks

Rolling on a freshly painted track, East Point will be the place to be as the 2011 Season gets underway.

Tonight will be the first Wednesday night race for the A, B & C Category racers.

Last night already ushered in the initial Master’s, Beginner’s & Women’s races.

Pictured above is Daniel Holt in the foreground and Bill Thomsen leading the Keirin pack below.


Look out for Faster Mustache this season on the track.  We have an extremely strong team this year!

Feel free to submit photos, comments, racing tips etc. to be included in weekly coverage

Below, the ‘Sultan’s of Sling’ Valentin & James in the Madison!

DLV Madison Weekend

See everyone tonight at the the track! http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com

Head over the archive for more shots and highlights from last year.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

2010 DLV Regional Championships Photos

Team Sprint Podium

Killer weekend of racing with a core group of very determined athletes.
Many of which had their sites set on Elites and some successfully qualified!

Beyond Elite qualifying efforts, several athletes managed to smash some DLV records!

Pictured above is the Team Sprint podium and below is the Women’s  Omnium.

First overall in the Women’s Category was Jennifer Schuble, followed by Evelyn Ewing in 2nd & Autumn Wentworth in 3rd.

Jennifer is a US Paralympic World Champion who, in Beijing, won gold in the 500 meter TT; silver in the 3K pursuit and individual time trial!

What an inspirational person! Read more about her accomplishments here on Pez.


1. Tim 2. Alexander & 3. Dan

The Men’s overall Omnium winner was local racer and Team Type 1 Development Coach Tim Henry with Alexander Gil in 2nd and Tim’s teammate Dan Holt in 3rd.

I slacked on taking photos this past weekend as I was on the heels of a nearly two week long road trip and still have yet to post those photos!

At any rate, podium shots are here and results are here.

Outback Bikes Presents the Omnium

Talk about overdue! The Omnium occurred way back on July 10th! It was an epic day of racing at DLV

and certainly deserves a full write-up no matter how delayed.

Steel is real

This was my second festival racing in the A category and first rolling on newly acquired Kazane wheelset.

It was also my first to be featured in the riders to watch column. Still not sure how that happened!

Above is my trusty Hufnagel amid a strong mix of carbon & alloy. I may have been the only competitor

to bring steel to battle that day in the A’s but I feel steel serves one well at our track.

Tim, Tony & Steve

I was camping out in the Peachtree Bikes tent with intimidating adversaries like national champions

Steve Carrell and Tony Scott of the Peachtree Bikes team and PRO Tim Henry of Team Type 1.

It was a great place to relax between races but once we were on the track it was all business.

Left Turn Cafe

Attrition?  What attrition? All the nutrition a racer or spectator could ever need for the white-knuckled

action at the Dick Lane Velodrome was provided by the lovely ladies at Cake Hag.

Read that menu! Drool!!!

Jan & GW

I slept on photographing the C & B races!  Above is a nice shot of former B now A

and Cat B Ominum overall winner of the day Jan Kolar of ( @JanJKolar ) of  BBC Racing (left)

and third overall winner GW Wenzel.  For more race photos of not only the B’s but the whole day

check out Trish’s photos at Southeastern Cycling

I did manage to snap some solid photos of the Bicycle Little League races.  These kids really will inspire you

with how hard they push it and their earnest efforts are duly recognized here at the velodrome.

Check out these sweet medals!


Pictured below are some shots from the Little League podium.  You’d be surprised how quickly these guys

end up racing on Wednesdays and even go on to conquer state, national and international races!

Bicycle Little League Awards

Its a wonderful program that our track offers and it FREE! More info on the BLL here.

Bicycle Little League Awards

Once again Scott Patton of Fixed Gear Fever did an excellent job announcing! Check out a recent video of

Scott, a regular racer here at the DLV,  battling ATL traffic on the daily with 11 Alive’s Commuter Dude here.

Scott Patton

Back to the CAT A  riders that brought down the hammer throughout the afternoon and evening.

Below is Travis Turner of RBM Cycling.  Travis is a familiar face here at the track and road events in Atlanta.

Travis Turner

Alexander Gil of Team NitroShot is teammate of Roger “Spiderman” Hernandez who was in town for the

Keirin last Festival.  Alexander obliterated the competition in the flying 200 the night before with a 11.79!

Alexander Gil

National Champ Steve Carrell riding for Peachtree Bikes is a long time DLV veteran but had not been racing

recently at the track.  This did not slow him down at all.  Steve, along with Adam Payne & Tony Scott won

the Men 30+ Team Pursuit at the 2007 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships in T-town.

Steve Carrell

A fan favorite and local PRO Joe Eldridge ( @JoeEldridge ) of Team Type 1 brought some serious heat in

the sprints. One of Joe’s career highlights is winning RAAM as a part an 8 person team in 2007.

Joe Eldridge

Haling all the way from Seattle (he drove!), Dan Harm ( @chasingharm )  raced for AeroCat Cycling

alongside Emile Abraham.  Dan has “a theory in life that you can only make the best decisions in life

once you experience everything”. Check out this interview on PezCycling News with Dan including his near

Olympic achievements here. We’re glad you mad the trip Dan! Yet another Dan was…

Dan Harm

Dan Holt of Team Type 1. A total BEAST.  Holt ( @DDHMoney ) crushed hit scratch heat the the Point-a-lap.

Also technically hailing from afar, Holt makes his off season home in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,

where his wife, Janelle, is a meteorologist at the local airport. He, along with teammate Joe, represented

Team Type 1 quite well earning 2nd & 5th respectively.

Dan Holt

Emile Abraham was the overall Omnium winner.  Emile is well known racer here in Atlanta. He is one of the

most accomplished cyclists ever to come out of Trinidad and Tobago.  He will tack this victory upon a

list of velo accolades not the least of which including 9 road race championship titles in Trinidad

and a silver medal in the men’s individual road race at the 2007 Pan American Games.

Read more about Emile in this PezCycling News interview.


Emile rode to a paper thin victory at the Omnium!  He and the two Dans provided such a closely contested

race that it actually landed all three racers at 27 points.

(racer Daniel Banks actually made 3 Dans in the A’s!)

Can someone remind me how this tie was broken?

Omnium Total
1 Emile Abraham 27 (2)1st (1)2nd (1)3rd
2 Dan Holt 27 (2)1st (1)2nd (1)3rd
3 Dan Harm 27 (1)1st (1)2nd (2)3rd

The Champs!

Congratulations to the winners for achieving such results in a strongly stacked field of very fast contenders.

Big thanks to all competitors in all categories that came out to make this trend of increased ridership

at Dick Lane a consistent one!  Finally thank you to Outback for sponsoring, the race organizers, volunteers

and especially the fans for ensuring the day was one not to forget! More photos are here & results are here.

Rose & Stafford

DLV’s 1st Annual 2 Day Working Man’s Madison


Above is a visual depiction of my desperate hopes as I wrapped work at the office to head down to

the DLV for the 2nd day of Dick Lane Velodrome’s very 1st Working Man’s Madison.

It looked soggy.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

The rain quickly blew over and if it had cooled anything off that rapidly faded into a heavy

muggy fog that descended upon the track.  Blisteringly fast racing and high stakes Madison

exchanges only served to heat up the evening even more.  Every lap in the Madison division was

a chance for glory or demise as teams strove to sling it and spin it to win it.  There was also a

non-slinging A/B field for those with no inclination for hand-held propulsion.

Pictured above & below was the opening 10 lap scratch for the Madison riders.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

There were some heavy duty contenders not in the Madison field.

Below are powerful veterans Tony Scott racing for Peachtree Bikes and

Wayne Whitesides of Ethic Inc. They took 3rd overall.

Stafford Brooke & I with Kazane Racing rolled our way to 4th in the A/B Field.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

Daniel Banks & Brian Tester teamed up to make a formidable combo.  Brian, the sprinter, and

Daniel, the roadie.  This recipe cooked up a 1st place overall in the non-madison A/B field 10

points ahead of Team Type 1 riders: Joe Eldridge  & Vassili Davidenko

who raced only on day one of the event.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

In the Madison field the teams were characterized by speed, skill and strategy within the

often chaotic blur of high speed rider exchanges, bell laps and long distance endurance races of

up to 50 laps!  Pictured below are Oscar Clark and Joey Rosskopf of Team Mountain Khakis.

These guys are no strangers to first place here at the DLV and

they brought the hammer down once again.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

In their recently unveiled new team kits, Chris Kelly & Jason Atwood of

Faster Mustache earned 5th overall.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

The illustrious Sultans of Sling, James Brookshire & Valetin Todorow

have been hard training for this event.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

It paid off as they seized second place a full lap up on third place which

was grappledby Team Man Hands. Left, Justin of Man Hands &

right, Valetin of Sutlans of Sling await their re-entry into the action.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

Courtesy of crytter, below is manly exchange between

Man Hands racers Justin Barber & Jim Hodgson.

Velodrome Madison Exchange

Though I missed day one I can say with certainty that  DLV’s first Working Man’s Madison

was a hit! A novel idea and great teaser for the action pending in Sept. at

Thomsen, LTD. presents ‘The Madison’ Jeff and the other volunteers ensured both days went

smoothly and the solid turnout made for great racing!  Speaking of great racing!

Outback Bikes presents The Omnium is already next weekend! Get STOKED!

Working Man's Madison | Day 2


Day 1: www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/Results.php#2010-06-29

Day 2: www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/Results.php#2010-06-30

Get the limited edition WMM shirt!


Working Man's Madison | Day 2

The Keirin | ケイリン | By Lucius Williams.

THE KEIRIN from Lfour on Vimeo.

Hit full screen, turn up the volume, WAY UP, get out the rollers & enjoy!

“The Keirin is a track event in which racing cyclists sprint for victory.
This video covers the Pro Series race that took place at the Dick Lane Velodrome in Atlanta, Ga.”

The Keirin is a short film shot & produced by Lucius Williams.

For photos and write-up on the Premiere here in Atlanta, go here.

text from here: here.

The Keirin Short Film Premiere


Tonight was the first screening of the DLV’s first film: The Keirin at Push Push Theater in Decatur.


A large crowd of track regulars both racers & spectators came out to view this bound to be awesome film.


Jeff Hopkins, the director at Dick Lane Velodrome, shared a few words about the film & Push Push.

And then pressed play…


The Keirin is a short film shot & produced by Lucius Williams.

It revisits the action at the DLV‘s first Pro Race Series event of the year, Ethic, Inc presents ‘The Keirin’.

I was blown away at how well put together this was.  That day’s action as perfectly captured.

The footage is spectacular, superbly edited, has a jammin soundtrack and did I mention ACTION?


Above it David Espinoza. He won the Keirin event both last year and this year.

He is the US Collegiate Kilo, Sprint National Champion & aiming for the US track team for 2012 London.

Additionally he, tied with Andy Lakatosh, broke the 200m track record at Dick Lane with 11.03 seconds.

Seeing athletes of this caliber from this perspective was but one of the highlights of this film.

It portrayed our track in a way we had never seen: cinematically.

Seeing the DLV on the big screen was great!


It was a nice to share this screening with friends tonight. I look forward to getting a personal copy soon!

Lucius & the Dick Lane Velodrome will be sharing it with the world online sometime this week!

Keep it dialed to dicklanevelodrome.com for more info and make it out to see Push Push this summer!

*Watch the film here*

Locked up

Ride of Silence & Fulton Flyers New Kits ~ Weds Nite Recap #6

Warm up

Yesterday’s racing began with a somber start.

All riders conducted the organized pacelines in silence with black armbands…

…in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

More about this ride of respect & awareness can be found at rideofsilence.org

The racing picked up quick and I only really had a chance to snap several shots of the B field.

The A field was blasted by visiting PRO Phil Gaimon of KENDA Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER

Phil also coaches and runs sharethedamnroad.com. Nice to meet you Phil & I failed to get an action shot!

The Fulton Flyers were out in force and some sweet new kits!  Looking sharp!

Pictured left is Lamar Mauney, president of the Fulton Flyers Development Cycling Club.

FFCC is a non-profit dedicated to the athletic development of young cyclists, and provides financial support

for those riders to attend national and international competitions.

Since 1997, the FFCC has been a driving force in development cycling giving countless young racers the

support and guidance to grow and excel in cycling. Look out for big things from this team in 2010!

One former Flyer turned PRO is Oscar Clark.  Here‘s a recent GSU interview with him mentioning his roots.

Results for the evening are here, more photos here and last week’s recap is here.

See everyone next week!