There is a velodome half way between my work and my home.
So I am kickin 'round the idea of trying some track racing.
Anyone have advice on this?
Looks like the old guy class is run as tempo race... Not that I know what that means.
I do have a track bike that I use to run to the gym on.
Is gearing important?
Really, any info would be helpful!
I had a track bike back in the day but I never raced it as I broke my collarbone riding it on the street. I used it for early season training to get the spin up.
Gearing is very important in track racing. So is crankarm length. You will want to have a choice of cogs and maybe chainrings. Does the track near you have rental bikes? I would try one of those first, figure out what you like and don't like about it, then make the changes to your bike.
I've never seen a single speed raced on a track but I'm no authority. It was always fixed.
Brakes were not allowed, but I don't know if they still are. The rulebook would be the authority on that.
Pedals, I was in the day of clips and straps so I used Record track pedals. These days I bet you'll see anything and everything. I wouldn't worry about it. Run what you brung.