Resident Track Rider

Find out how David got himself on track.

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Meet David, the Resident Track Racer

David is known around the office as the resident track racer. He has been with Cervélo since 2006 and currently works with the Marketing department. He has a large stable of bikes including one road bike for each season of the year, a P3 time trail bike and a T1 track bike. Which one is his favorite? “Definitely the T1” is his answer.

David rode constantly when he was younger. However, growing up in small town Ontario where most kids play hockey, he was barely aware that cycling was a sport that existed outside of France. Ironically, he lived only 5km away from one of the only velodromes in the country. It wasn’t until entering University that he stumbled upon the sport.

David picked up cycling to earn money during school by delivering packages in down town Toronto. It was the fact that he could stay outdoors that first drew him to the job. It wasn’t long until he developed a real love for cycling and a friend (and now Cervélo colleague) suggested that he try out the new Velodrome located in a near by town.

By his third trip to the track, he was invited to race in the open category.

“I had no idea how to race,” recalls David.

“So, when we were called to the rail to start the race, they told us the race was on as soon as they blew the whistle. Well, I heard the whistle and went for it.” From that point on, he hasn’t looked back. David now races with the local OCTTO-Cervélo club and has no plans to stop.

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  • VeloLoco

    Thanks David for the quick response and thanks for the invite to the Forest City Velodrome, I will take you up on the offer if I'm out your way. I was also there working the Para Worlds, what a great group of people. As you know the US Para Team trains at the Velo Sports Center. Once again thanks and I'll be ordering that part today.

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  • David

    VeloLoco -- Nice to hear from Carson, CA! I've been lucky enough to visit your track a couple of times. Once to watch the UCI World Cup and this past year to take in the UCI Paralympic World Championships. The facility is great and I have always wanted to ride there. As for your clamp; the best thing to do is to contact your local Cervélo retailer to have it inspected. I will also contact you by email to see if I can help out at all. And if you make it up to Ontario, Canada, you really should check out Forest City. While it isn't an 'Olympic' track, it is definitely a wild ride.

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  • VeloLoco

    Hi David, I am the certification instructor for the Velo Sports Center velodrome at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and I need some help. I have a P3 track frame which I purchased a few years ago and the seat clamp is worn and/or broken, the little nubs which hold the seat rails. What do I do? By the way anytime you are out in socal, let me know and I will arrange a ride for you on our little olympic track. I bet you can't ride it just once! Thanks, Andrerw aka VeloLoco

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  • Dave

    Forest City Velodrome is an experience every cyclist should try. Like the old Lays chips commercial, "Betcha you can't go just once!"

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