Ed Hood is suffering terribly from the covid-cancelled '6 Day' scene, but he can't turn his back on the wooden circle. Today he interviews a man who builds velodromes - Sander Douma, a Dutch architect who has been behind some of the best tracks all over the world.
Dave Chauner was one of the USA's leading road riders in the 60s and 70s; an Olympian that raced all over the World. He is the man behind 'Team Trak' and his new ambassador is sprinter 'Super Star' Nelson Vails. Ed Hood got them together to find out more.
Chris Boardman and Graeme Obree may have grabbed the headlines in the pursuit world during the 90s, but Shaun Wallace was at the cutting edge from the early 80s and through the 90s, taking medals at National, Commonwealth and World level. Ed Hood caught up with Shaun to hear his story.
One of the fastest men on the boards over one kilometre in the 80s was Australia's Martin Vinnicombe. Gold medals in the World championships and Commonwealth Games and silver at the Olympics and a handful more medals at the Worlds. Ed Hood tells the Vinnicombe story.
Multi World champion at 23 years-old, there are not many people who can make that claim, but Chloe Dygert Owen from Brownsburg, Indiana in the USA can. From junior World road race champion in 2015 to elite World individual pursuit champion in 2020, with quite few in-between.
Olympian Interview: There is a bit of a theme forming with the LA Olympics and 'Super Bikes' here on PEZ. Next up is the man himself, Rory O'Reilly. He was the rider who threw a leg over that famous bike, but as Ed Hood finds out, there is much more to him and his career.
It has been three months since Ed Hood spoke to New Zealand's fast-man, Jordan Kerby, a lot of things have changed since then, including the loss of the Olympic Games. Ed caught up with Jordan to hear his plans for Tokyo... Now dreams.
Ed Hood has been looking back on the life of the late Ron Webb - One of the most important men in the development of professional track racing and the construction of velodromes all over the World. But Web was also a rider and cut his teeth behind the big motors. ‘Pip’ Taylor passed on to Ed these words by Ron on some of his time as a Stayer.