Mr. Bumpy Face

2013 Missouri State Individual Track Championships

Here in St. Louis I'm lucky to live near 1 of the nation's only 27 velodromes. Built in 1962 and appropriately nicknamed "Mr. Bumpy Face" this track is known for the rough top surface that has developed over the years. The texture lowers top speeds but adds another level of challenge when riding a stiff track frame over the bumps. Efforts are being made to have the track rebuilt correctly in concrete giving "Mr. Bumpy Face" a facelift or maybe closer to reconstructive surgery. Check out the link below for more info about this St. Louis landmark.

Today I stopped by to watch the 2013 Missouri State Individual Track Championships. I caught the Men's Open Points Race, 50 laps 10 sprints. I snapped some pictures of the event below.