It will be a year that I started working on this full time on Feb 15. I had mulled about it for a couple years, but I decided to dedicate my efforts 100%. These people were my inspirations:
Erik Weihenmayer, the blind alpine climber who scaled Everest. Why?
It didnt matter all the people who said why he shouldnt, he was determined to do it. He didnt let his challenges become limitations. Being the first person to do it blind, he would have to learn each step as he went, and he couldnt do it alone- he needed a large team of people who believed in the idea also.
Kyle MacDonald, who started with a paper clip and traded up to house in a year. This velodrome is no different but on a different scale. Last year, I had $2000 and a concept on an old laptop. I am a self employed artist, so I could work during the day on the velodrome full time. I understood this project is all about leverage, and if he could accomplish that, this velodrome is possible for Cleveland. Everyone who has helped in any way got us to the next level.
So one year later, I am very pleased to be this far, with everyone's help- especially the Board and people who have contributed. (read the other post from today... ) THANK YOU