As part of Santa Rosa’s Handcar Regatta, the Whiskeydrome paid homage to board tracks and traveling stunt shows of yesteryear. The track is 26 feet in diameter at the top and 18 feet at the bottom. For the price of a lovely t-shirt, the intrepid spectator could ride the drome, at his/her own peril!

Amid the commotion of shouting onlookers, numerous bikes in the center of the velodrome, and other velodrome riders, it takes great concentration to participate and not wipe out. Pictured below is my son, Tobin, on his own ride. He contemplated the scene for quite a long time before donning a t-shirt and successfully conquering the drome! photos © 2011 stefan gutermuth

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