Junior Track Cycling Velodrome cycling for junior (18 and under) riders

May 28, 2005

Results: Northern California/Nevada District Omnia

Filed under: Cycling,Hellyer — Administrator @ 10:32 am

Here are the unofficial omnium results from the 2005 Northern California/Nevada District Junior Track District Championships, held May 27, 2005. [Checked against the official results on June 1, with no changes.] Individual race results appear in a separate article.

Results of the 10-12 Men's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:

OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName1k Scratch500m Scratch
112Lanier, Andrew Jr.12
212Smith, Marcus21
36Linder, Canaan33

Results of the 10-12 Women's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName2k Scratch1k Scratch500m Scratch
119Meilahn, Taylor121
217Meilahn, Erica212

Results of the 13-14 Women's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName2k ScratchStanding 500Points5k Scratch
126LaFleur, Michelle1121
222Stolman, Elissa2212
312Freitas, Kelsey3333

Results of the 13-14 Men's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName2k ScratchStanding 5005k ScratchPoints
128Shaffer, Joel1111
216Parkerson, Cooper3322
316Stallman, David2233
48Freitas, Davis4444

Results of the 15-16 Men's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName5k ScratchStanding 500
114Barsi-Rhyne, Ben11
28LeClair, J.P.32
38Jerabek, Nicholas23
15-16 Note: I missed the results from two of the 15-16 races, but it appears that Jerabek ended up with Silver and LeClair with bronze.

Results of the 15-16 Women's Omnium at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:

OmniumEvent Places
PlacePointsName5k ScratchStanding 500
114LaFleur, Kelly11

2005 Junior Districts Pictures

Filed under: Cycling,Hellyer — Administrator @ 9:49 am

Here are some photos from yesterday’s (5/27/2005) championships.

Early evening in the infield
Early evening in the infield

2004 District Champion Blake Anton warms up
2004 District Champion Blake Anton warms up

Riders' Meeting
Riders' Meeting

10-12 Scratch Race
10-12 Scratch Race

13-14 Scratch Race Starting Line
13-14 Scratch Race Starting Line

15-16 Podium
15-16 Podium

17-18 Scratch Race
17-18 Scratch Race


Results: Northern California/Nevada District Individual Races

Filed under: Cycling,Hellyer — Administrator @ 7:51 am

I have now checked these results against the official ones, so everything should be correct. Note that I still don’t have separate results for a couple of the 15-16 races, nor do I have points from the points races. If anyone happens to have them, please let me know.

Results of the 10-12 Men's 500m Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:

PlaceName
1Smith, Marcus
2Lanier, Andrew Jr.
3Linder, Canaan

Results of the 10-12 Men's 1k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Lanier, Andrew Jr.
2Smith, Marcus
3Linder, Canaan

Results of the 10-12 Men's 2k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Lanier, Andrew Jr.
2Smith, Marcus
3Linder, Canaan

Results of the 10-12 Women's 500m Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Meilahn, Taylor
2Meilahn, Erica

Results of the 10-12 Women's 1k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Meilahn, Erica
2Meilahn, Taylor

Results of the 10-12 Women's 2k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Meilahn, Taylor
2Meilahn, Erica

Results of the 13-14 Men's 2k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Shaffer, Joel
2Stallman, David
3Parkerson, Cooper
4Freitas, Davis

Results of the 13-14 Men's Standing 500 race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNameTime
1Shaffer, Joel0:40.100
2Stallman, David0:45.100
3Parkerson, Cooper0:46.899
4Freitas, Davis0:52.100

Results of the 13-14 Men's 5k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Shaffer, Joel
2Parkerson, Cooper
3Stallman, David
4Freitas, Davis

Results of the 13-14 Men's Points race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNamePoints
1Shaffer, Joel28
2Parkerson, Cooper16
3Stallman, David16
4Freitas, Davis8

Results of the 13-14 Women's 2k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1LaFleur, Michelle
2Stolman, Elissa
3Freitas, Kelsey

Results of the 13-14 Women's Standing 500 race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNameTime
1LaFleur, Michelle0:41.399
2Stolman, Elissa0:45.600
3Freitas, Kelsey0:53.100

Results of the 13-14 Women's Points race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNamePoints
1Stolman, Elissa0
2LaFleur, Michelle0
3Freitas, Kelsey0

Results of the 13-14 Women's 5k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1LaFleur, Michelle
2Stolman, Elissa
3Freitas, Kelsey

Results of the 15-16 Men's 5k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Barsi-Rhyne, Ben
2Jerabek, Nicholas
3LeClair, J.P.

Results of the 15-16 Men's Standing 500 race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNameTime
1Barsi-Rhyne, Ben0:38.399
2LeClair, J.P.0:41.200
3Jerabek, Nicholas0:43.000

Results of the 15-16 Women's 5k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:

PlaceName
1LaFleur, Kelly

Results of the 15-16 Women's Standing 500 race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:

PlaceNameTime
1LaFleur, Kelly0:42.700

Results of the 17-18 Men's Individual Pursuit race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNameTime
1Holloway, Daniel3:57.698
2Anton, Blake4:03.000
3Ryan, James4:12.400

Results of the 17-18 Men's Kilo race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Holloway, Daniel
2Anton, Blake
3Ryan, James

Results of the 17-18 Men's Sprints race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Holloway, Daniel
2Anton, Blake

Results of the 17-18 Men's Points race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNamePoints
1Holloway, Daniel0
2Anton, Blake0
3Ryan, James0

Results of the 17-18 Men's 10k Scratch race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceName
1Ryan, James
2Holloway, Daniel
3Anton, Blake

Results of the 17-18 Women's Individual Pursuit race at Junior Districts, NCNCA, USA, 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-27:
PlaceNameTime
1LaFleur, Kim3:08.000

May 26, 2005

Gear Chart

Filed under: Cycling,New Rider Info — Administrator @ 4:26 pm

Please consider using the new gear chart. If you have links here, you may wish to change them to the new location.

NOTE: Junior gear limits on the track will be changing at the beginning of the 2006 season. The chart now reflects the new 2006 USCF rulebook.

A few days ago I got a sudden inexplicable urge to create an online gear chart, even though I have a perfectly usable one in Excel, and even though there are several good ones already on the web. This one is perhaps the most customizable web version, though. You can choose which gears to show, what information and units you want to see, and even see how fast you will go in each gear at a given cadence. Naturally, the junior gear limits (based on USCF rules) are shown for easy reference.

Feel free to leave a comment if you want any other features – I’ll probably do what you ask if it’s not too complicated. First request: I have added 42 and 52 tooth chainrings for the convenience of those who may be setting up a first fix gear using available road parts. Remember that you can add or remove chainrings and cogs by using the checkboxes below.

ChainringCogExact InchesRollout (feet)
521592.024.08
501588.523.16
491586.722.69
521686.222.58
481584.922.23
471583.121.77
501682.921.71
491681.321.28
521781.221.25
481679.620.84
501778.020.43
471677.920.41
491776.520.02
481774.919.61
421574.319.45
471773.419.21
421669.718.24
421765.617.16
Bold, black: meets 15-16 age group rollout limits (22.25 feet max = 84.99 gear inches)
Italic: meets 13-14 age group rollout limits (20.875 feet max = 79.74 gear inches)
Bold, red: meets 10-12 age group rollout limits (19.667 feet max = 75.12 gear inches)

Using the settings below, you can customize the table to your needs.
Available cogs: 13  14  15  16  17  18  
Available chainrings: 39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  
Actual effective tire diameter in inches (if you have millimeters, divide by 25.4):
Cadence (rpm) for speed column:
Format:
Columns to show: Gear Inches  Exact Inches  Rollout (feet)  Rollout (meters)  Speed (mph)  Speed (kph)  
Note that "Gear Inches" refers to the equivalent wheel diameter, calculated as if the wheel is 27" in diameter. "Exact inches" is the same thing, taking into account the actual rolling diameter of the wheel.

Some approximate effective diameters are:

Tire size Effective diameter (in)
700c x 23mm 26.54
700c x 20mm 26.26
650c x 23mm 24.57

Remember that the only way to know your exact wheel diameter is to test your own bike. It’s better to roll the wheel a few turns and measure the distance than to try to measure the diameter directly. Just remember to divide your measurement by the number of turns, and by Pi (about 3.14).
Be cautious. You can’t get disqualified for using too low a gear, but a strict referee, an inaccurate measurement, or a last minute tire change can disqualify riders who push the limits on the high side.

Disclaimer: be sure to verify the rules and measurements which apply to you. 17-18 riders are not subject to gear limits on the track under either USA or UCI rules but other countries may have different rules. In the USA, younger juniors are subject to limits, and those are reflected in the table below. Riders in the USA are responsible for knowing and applying section 1J6 of the USCF Rulebook correctly. Other riders may or may not be subject to similar rules, and should check with their national cycling authorities. Do not rely entirely on my interpretation. Please correct me (leave a comment) if I am wrong, or if you can provide a link to your country’s rules for junior gearing.

May 24, 2005

Tour de France for Dummies

Filed under: Cycling — Administrator @ 9:13 pm
This is more off-topic than usual, but I have to mention this book, co-authored by a friend of mine. The authors are Phil Liggett, James Raia, and Sammarye Lewis, and it’s the book you want if you are going to visit the Tour de France in person.

Phil Liggett is of course the famous voice behind many of the broadcasts and DVDs devoted to major bike racing events. James Raia is a noted sports journalist, and Sammarye Lewis is a sports photographer and web master who regularly travels to the Tour de France and has a close relationship with the Discovery Channel (formerly U.S. Postal) team.

The book has just been released byWiley Publishing. You can order it through Amazon using the link at left.

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