It is too easy to compare the Kansas Velodrome to the film "Field of Dreams".
Lawrence based track racing enthusiast, Bill Anderson wanted a Velodrome. He and cycling promoter Mark Thomas, had sat on numerous committees with the good intention of building a concrete or asphalt Velodrome somewhere in the metro.
Kansas City has a fairly rich history of bicycle track racing. A large outdoor Velodrome was raced on in the late 19th century, but burned to the ground apparently in the early 20th century.
Municipal Auditorium was the scene of popular Six Day events from the 1930's at least until the late 1940's, with local talent like Henry Meyer and the big names in the sport, the Walthours. However, by the early 1960's local track events became rare, and mostly contested on High School running tracks.
Mr. Anderson began to look for an alternative to the slow moving process of the "Velodrome Committees."
Twenty seven inches. Indeed, a 'Tall Boy.'
Yes, we've reviewed pumps before. We like that more and more choices are offered.
One of the ongoing needs of our team mechanic is to 'top off' time trial wheels at races.
Using a disc adapter and getting things up to correct, usually higher pressures means a lot of pumping and sometimes a lot of one hand pumping.
The Bontrager Turbo Charger HP is a good choice for road wheels in particular. We found that it takes about 10 strokes to go from 60psi to 100psi on a 700c x 25mm tire. Compared to other pumps that took twice as many storkes that was quite a labor savings. In addition, it was not difficult to operate with one hand. One caveat, a shorter mechanic may find the pump more difficult to use with a single hand, but just fine with two.