[Bicycle race at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, Illinois]

This video was recorded at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome, in Northbrook, Illinois. On Thursday nights in the summer, the Velodrome used to attract top cyclists from the Midwest to weekly races, hosted by the Northbrook Cycle Committee. The expert commentator was Eddy Van Guyse.

0:02Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse discusses the advantages of bike pedals straps.

0:16Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse identifies the riders in the senior race.

01:33Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Jerry Pierce is number one.

01:40Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Jeff Dryden.

01:50Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Willie Debaucher, a rider in Europe notorious for this kind of race.

02:01Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Ed Deraline shows showmanship by whistling when people are out.

02:40Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Jake Thomson is number ninety-two.

02:54Copy video clip URL Money is donated to the winner of the lap.

03:15Copy video clip URL Velsky, number seventy-five, is called out by “Danny the Beast”.

03:24Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: “Danny the Beast” is the nickname given to Danny Van Houte, a champion motor pacer in Belgium.

03:50Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Keith Muller is setting the pace.

03:53Copy video clip URL Named cyclists: Bob Day and Yaroslav Becks don’t want to get near Van Houte’s whistle.

04:25Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Mike Kevin.

04:33Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Tommy Bowman, the milwaukee champion, is setting the pace.

04:45Copy video clip URL Jerry Pierce is called out by Danny Van Haute.

05:39Copy video clip URL Van Haute waves bye-bye to Mike Kavanaugh.

06:51Copy video clip URL Scott Haus Victor (name unclear) is out.

07:04Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse praises Danny Van Haute’s whistle blowing.

07:48Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse discusses Polish riders Yaraslav Beck and his brother Andre Beck.

09:54Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Scott Jackson, number thirty-four from team milwaukee.

10:10Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse identifies riders in the junior race.

Named cyclist: Billy Arkovitz (name unclear).

10:12Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Piel Apostolie (name unclear)

10:14Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Kenosha

10:17Copy video clip URL Named cyclists: Rick Dredney and Peter Crone, the Illinois state champion.

10:41Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Mark Greco

11:22Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Rick Droster, and Time Wagner.

11:36Copy video clip URL Named cyclist: Steve Manthy.

11:57Copy video clip URL Andre Beck is awarded a prize donation of twenty dollars form Harriet Weitzman of the Wheeler Dealer shop.

13:39Copy video clip URL Peter Crone wins the final sprint and Rick Dredney comes second.

14:06Copy video clip URL Shot of boys sitting on a bench on the grass in the centre of the arena.

14:37Copy video clip URL Ringing of the bell.

14:42Copy video clip URL Cut to new race, the final sprint.

Named cyclists: Sturzenegger, Darphin, the national champion.

15:19Copy video clip URL Named cyclists: Bobby Crone, Randy Johnson.

15:36Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse announces the next event will be the Women’s intermediate nine laps point race with Mary Gryffindor, Laura Whatie (name unclear) and Holly June Brown.

16:08Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse interviews Piel Apostolie (name unclear). They discuss changes to his winter training and his thoughts about moving up to the senior division.

17:10Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse interviews Mark Greco, a first year junior, the state champion from Wisconsin and a sophomore in high school. They discus Greco’s experience at the national championships in Seattle, Washington, his plans for the current season and transition to being a second year junior.

18:33Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse announces the next race is women’s junior and seniors.

18:36Copy video clip URL Shot of people lying on blankets in the grass.

18:51Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse interviews Jay Delmore (last name unclear). They discuss the positive effect of the crowd support; how he got into cycling (with stock bike races); his journey from the start of the season as two to his senior category one; how he felt after winning the sprint race; and what category he wishes to do (national champion match sprint).

20:44Copy video clip URL Close-up of Eddy Van Guyse.

22:22Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse announces the point scores of Piel Apostolie, John Cohen, Keith Muller, Rick Thompson, and Billy Arkovitz.

25:36Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse announces the winner of the raffle.

27:51Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse discusses the techniques for teams races.

29:10Copy video clip URL Named cyclists in the team race: Piel Apostolie, Mike King, Rick Droster (name unclear), Mike Kavanugh.

29:30Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse discusses the forthcoming nineteen seventy-nine national championship in Northbrook, and the events that will take place at Washington Bowl before it.

31:06Copy video clip URL Eddy Van Guyse thanks the Home Juice people for donating half a gallon of papaya juice.

31:27Copy video clip URL The Beck brothers miss the pick-up in the team race. Eddy Van Guyse comments on their technique and speed in the pick-up.

 

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