Red Baron a.k.a. Harri Rajaniemi
My cycling career got started in June 2010. The spark for the growing flame was actually ignited by my second, at that time still unborn son. I realized I was seriously out of shape and decided to do something about it. I promised myself to be in the best shape ever by my 40th birthday later that same year. I tried several things and finally decided to purchase a new bicycle.
During summer 2011 I took a quantum leap with my new hobby. I purchased a crank based power meter. That really opened my eyes about my strengths and weaknesses and eventually turned my gaze to track cycling. A year later, 2012, I finally tipped my toes in the water and tried the track. It hit me like a sledge hammer. I felt right at home!
This blog is a collection of lessons learned while traveling through the track cycling jungle. It has been a learning process, which still continues. This is something to keep in mind when reading the older posts. In any case, I hope this blog offers the reader some insight to this wonderful sport and maybe even help you in avoiding some of the pits I myself have fallen into.
This is a story about track cycling, one master class track cyclist, and about his journey towards the great unknown.
- Age 45
- Proud father of two small boys.
- 95 kg (+-2kg), 180 cm
- More than two decades of experience in weight training.