I THINK I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF HOW MUCH DRAG is added with the 45mm tires on the gravel bike vs the 28s on my road bike. This includes...
... the less aero position of the dirt gobbler.
At 18-20 miles an hour, it's about 10% more drag.
About 20 watts.
I was sharing this with a fine young ripper on the group ride last night.
It's about 10%.
Oh, that's it.
Not a big deal then.
If that was so, then why was I huffinNpuffin...
... and easily dispatched on the sprint?
Well, first off.
That's about 30 watts when we hit 27-32 miles an hour on the ride.
Which we do,
and wouldn't be a big deal,
if the ride itself wasn't 2+ hours.
Which reminds me of the sage advice I got at a seminar years ago...
... if you'll just save and wisely invest 10% you'll be filthy rich.
Too bad I didn't heed it.
But, I did heed something else, and it seems to be paying off the older I get.
We had this club in college called Goldbrickers. It was founded in 1917. We all memorized this unforgettable motto...
... There is always a better way!
That is something I'm constantly thinking about
training and racing...
... the things I care about the most.
Sure, it's only 10%...
... but it adds up.
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