The LA Velodrome is a wooden track.
I was given lessons about how not to fall down on the banked corners, how I wasn't supposed to coast, clip my pedal, crash, etc. The corners are steep. And the wood looked like a hard landing surface, so I paid attention.
It's a tough job. You can see me behind Jim going into the corner. The corners on the velodrome are awesome. I can't describe it other than I felt like I was 12 years old on a merry-go-round wanting to go faster and faster each lap.
We spent nearly three hours testing different helmets, water bottle configurations, etc. Seeing the data was impressive.
Profile Design brought multiple products for testing. They also took some awesome photos.
I'm pretty excited to go back for round two of testing.
But first I'm headed to San Francisco this weekend to kick off the 2013 race season. Bring on the frigid Escape from Alcatraz!