Since late September and the beginning of my offseason, I've been double tiring my wheelset to avoid those torrential-downpour, 20-minutes-from-home, bonked & cold, patch-kit-glue-dried-up & hitchhiking scenarios. And when you train alone you can hardly tell the difference. Yes one's average speed does go down for total moving time, but what about the opportunity cost of fixing a flat...surely they are still much faster overall! But what about when you are trying to keep up with your teammates in the mecca of all winter training destinations? ...IT DON'T WORK SO GOOD! If you used 25 mm tires for those frosty Canadian mornings too, well....it ain't frosty here so you end up out the back. That's why I just put on a brand new set of Kenda Kaliente tires. It just so happens that they are "Kenda's lightest road clincher". No wonder the last two rides my average speed changed from 25-26kph to 29-30kph. KENDA MATTERS!
In other shameless sponsor advertisement, Daniel and Emiliano have been dishing out another set of HeyBuckShot's 2011 Manual for Speed. Check out the three stories below. In 2012, they'll be working exclusively with Team Exergy (Team Garmin Cervelo shared their time in 2011) so get ready for more insights including a stretching and post-ride recovery piece the guys are centering around your's truly during TEAM SPONSOR CAMP in Boise, Idaho on the 25th of January!