Tuesday, April the Fifth marked the start of this season of Tuesday Night Racing at the San Diego Velodrome. Well known around town as TNR. Morley Field is the place to be every Tuesday night this summer. Remember to bring a burrito, beer, blanket, and good vibes. I have never had a bad time watching the races.
Tons of the fastest racers in town turned out for a night of pain on the track. I proudly road my pink Toyo Godzilla frame and held my own in the pack of wolves. Racing was set to start at 6:30 pm with a 30 lap motor paced warmup for the B's. Registration dragged into 7:00 and shortly after racing started. Since we were late starting, the SDVA Track Stewards nuked the warmup and we started with a 10 lap scratch race. My field had over 25 bikes racing at the same time. Positioning was crucial, there was a few times I was boxed in from jumping with a group, one time that led to several painful laps closing gaps. I went into the night with jitters and ended with smiles. It's been six months so it took a second to remember and accept that suffering in races is what I like to do for fun. Being down on the track between races was my favorite part. For years I've been an observer of TNR always drooling at the gear and cheering on my favorite racers (Kenyon Ralph, Andrew Lee, Roger Lovett, Branden Jones, ect) it was totally rad to get reacquainted with everyone and experience a TNR opening down on the track. I cant wait for next week, hopefully I will see you there.
Who is bojac?
My whole life revolves around the two wheeled human power multiplier that is the bicycle. My name is Jacob Abrantes, better known as Bojac (an anagram for Jacob) I am 27 years old and I ride bicycles in San Diego, California. I have been commuting, no joke, since I was 4 years old. Now as an adult, bicycles are my life. I try to ride as much as I can, my favorite place to train is Mount Soledad in La Jolla. I try to foster cycling in everyone that I meet, almost everyday I make another rider out of an ordinary person. Cycling is my therapy; my bike is my therapist. Bikes saved my life and gave me a purpose. Bicycles can save the world. blah blah blah lets ride!