|if Farrah says its hot, then it's hot.|
Last week I saw 2 guys crash at the same time, on the same corner. Both had tires blow off. I can't see that glass would have done that to 2 different guys. I bet it was over-inflated tires in concert with the intense heat outside, and the heat of the brakes on that corner. So I am keeping my tires at 110psi tonight so I don't eat pavement.
I like to throw my 2 race water bottles in the freezer for a while before I head out. I don't want them frozen, but a little slushy or frosty is good. It really sucks when you are in the final third of the race and your water is hot.
I normally don't like wearing gloves.....but I know I'll be sweating like an Arch Bishop at Sunday school class if I don't......... and if I get to wet I can't hold onto my bars.
There's also a lot of accouterments that you also need to sort through prior to leaving to race. I like to use chapstick so when I start getting dehydrated I can't really taste and feel the salts forming on my lips. I need to apply my skin conditioner/chamois cream at the last moment. The last thing I want is to get more saddle sores. Those little non-STD related bastards have ruined more than 1 race for me.
I like to also make sure I have the proper liquid chilled to perfection waiting for me as soon as I get home. I don't think I've ever raced, or ridden for that matter, and not finished with a cold bier.
|My only weakness|