Legs and socks tell the tale of Cape Epic for @adam.pulford We have retired this Between The Lines style for our Biggie Smalls design. We think Adam earned a replacement pair with finishing one of the toughest races on earth don't you?
Don't ride against traffic. Ride with traffic, in the same direction.
Riding against traffic may seem like a good idea because you can see the cars that are passing you, but it's not. Here's why:
1. Cars which pull out of driveways, parking lots, and cross streets (ahead of you and to the left), which are making a right onto your street, aren't expecting traffic to be coming at them from the wrong way. They won't see you, and they'll plow right into you.
2. How the heck are you going to make a right turn?
3. Cars will approach you at a much higher relative speed. If you're going 15mph, then a car passing
you from behind doing 35 approaches you at a speed of only 20 (35-15). But if you're on the wrong side of the road, then the car approaches you at 50 (35+15), which is more than twice as fast ! Since they're approaching you faster, both you and the driver have lots less time to react. And if a collision does occur, it's going to be at a faster relative speed.
4. Riding the wrong way is against the law and you can get ticketed for it.#wrongway#cyclingrules#goodcycling#goodride#saferides#saferide#cyclingapparel#makeadifference#roadcycling#cyclinglife#cyclingstyle#dontextanddrive#dontkillme#mtb#begood#sunday#ride#fitness#training#swimbikerun#ironman
We are winners today.
It wouldn't be an Alex post in racing season without giving the low down on how it went down. Matt decided pedalling it out from lap one was a good idea. So we spent the next 30 minutes covering attacks. He rode strong, but once people figured out Matt wasn't going to stop riding his bike everyone started riding their bikes a bit harder.
The wind was blowing down the finishing straight pretty hard which tilted up slightly all the way to the only corner on the course. After that it was downhill all the way around until you started to curve around back up to the finish line. 40 mph one way. 20 mph back the other way.
That made racing a bit weird. It was either too hard or too easy for most the race. In any case I waited until around 30 minutes to really do anything. There was no point. Anyone would chase any attack. I waited until the race got hard, then I made it really hard. Several groups of guys shuffled around slightly off the front. Finally everyone started feeling it in the legs at the top of the hill and Sam countered my move to make it a break of 3. Nobody had the gas to chase immediately, so the gap grew quickly. Based on the way the other two guys had ridden the race, I was confident Sam would win so I just rode the wave from then on out.
More people tried to attack across and two almost got away from me, but I punched it to get on the wheel. Two more came across and then we had 5. Kyle and I were sitting pretty nicely with no need to chase the front group. Kyle can drop anyone he wants and I can beat anyone in a sprint, so Kyle began teeing off on the group while I rode the wave. Kyle nearly caught the front group and the rest of the guys stopped working. I expected them to attack me instead of trying to sprint me, but they didn't hurt my feelings trying to play my game. Sam won and Kyle and I did 5th and 6th. I think. I didn't really check results, but we won and that is all that matters. Super happy with this team and all the support from sponsors. We are strong and we are racing smart. Looking forward to next weekend in Tennessee.