Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Last weekend, my buddy Nathan gifted me a copy of NO BRAKES! by Sandra Sutherland which is an overview of track racing in the United States. It seems to be a self-published book as the editing is slack and the overall layout/presentation is less than stellar. That said, I found it to be a very informative look into the world of the velodrome. Extensive interviews with American champions including Nelson Vails and details on all the velodromes operating in the US as of the publication date (1996). Quite a few photos too. You can read some reviews here before deciding to find a copy for yourself.