Velocity 07, pictures and a video
On Sunday, May 6th was the kick off of a three city velodrome tour where bike messengers compete for tickets to the world championships in Dublin Ireland. Messengers from the East Coast came out to race on the Kissena Park Velodrome in Queens.
Congratulations to Kym Perfetto (NYC) and Peter Bradshaw (Boston) for wining first place and getting two tickets to the Ireland for the worlds in August.
Just to clear up a few things...Kym is a working NYC courier, I rode around with her on Thursday for a few runs in between teaching two spin classes at NYC Sports club...this is why she won, because if she is not riding her bike for work, she's training on her bike or teaching on her bike or just plain on her bike.
Also the picture of Team 6 racing was not taken at Sears...duh...it was taken at JCPenny.
and there will probably be a reality show about messengers soon beacuse atleast 3 production companies are trying to pitch the ideas to the networks, so hurry up and get your team together and get your pictures at Sears Portrait world.
Here are some pictures from the Velocity tour:
These photos taken by Dave August and found at flickr set
Here is a video we don't like to see of a crash between Dagga and Beth O'Brien.
I hear they were ok...here is a picture of Dagga smilin after the crash which I hope is a good sign. Riding on the track can be dangerous, so you have to wear a helmet and sometimes you crash and get right back up and buy a new helmet.
there was also an alleycat race hosted by Felipe which was a great way to get back to Brooklyn from all the way out in Flushing, near the track.
It looks like the Nations fastest courier, Austin Horse, won.
and here is a picture from the new reality show coming soon to fox..."Drunk Messenger." The guy with the bucket won the prize for best bucket on your head during an alleycat.