Fast Bike Tires vs Slow Bike Tires

Fast Bike Tires vs Slow Bike Tires


hold on greenlight I haven’t tried it
because I don’t want my undercarriage to smell that sweet good morning trainiacs for
a change today I might not be the destroyed one in the lane about half
two-thirds three-quarters of the lane did a duathlon yesterday all together
I did not and it sounds like it was just a complete bloodbath like pain barfs snot
all the good things that a good race generates me however I got in an eight and a
half hour sleep and it doesn’t look like any of them are in a hurry to get in the
water so with any luck I will be a overdose of blue kickboards with any
luck I won’t be a boat anchor in the lane today’s workouts are brought to you by
fatigue sore muscles and recovery I would barely even call what I’m doing
today working out fun fact that I didn’t really know about swimming as I’m going
through this getting my vitamin D levels jacked up
apparently chlorine well you kind of know this because your skin dries out
and your complexion gets a little bit less greasy but that strips the oils
away from the surface of your skin that make vitamin d yeah so in the 24 hours
after a swim in a chlorinated pool you’re having a tough time producing
vitamin D so I’m going to start greasing up with some coconut oil after the
workout coconut oil is the absolute best for getting rid of dry skin especially
after chlorine and I didn’t really think that I should be like greasing up my
entire body but I’m gonna also when I was down in San Francisco a few years
ago the pedicab people that like just bike around all day pushing heavy gears
on hills one of the dudes that carted us around said that instead of using all
like the chamois creams and things he uses this I haven’t tried it because I don’t
want my undercarriage to smell that sweet and be careful when you grease up
your entire body with this like don’t let anyone hug you after because if they
come up and like they give you a big bear hug just on
straight up in there what’s that the that’s it just some kettle bell swings and then some
little baby push-ups keeping the body honest but letting it
recover off to work that’s everyone’s favorite female Ironman
athlete Nicole Walker’s I haven’t seen Nicole much it nice to catch up I think
that workout deserves a little bit of an explanation to explain the 25s instead of
writing that out okay very briefly that rotating 25
within the hundred we do that occasionally and that’s really good prep
work for a race because when you get into a triathlon when you start getting
a little bit faster you end up surging a fair bit in the race like you surge at
the start and then you settle in you surge around buoys and then you settle
in you surge when you got to catch up to somebody’s toes to make sure you don’t
lose them and you can keep the draft so we throw that 25 in to the start so
we’ll do that 25 rotating where the first 25 is hard and then the next 75 is
easy and then the next hundred we’ll do the first 25 easy
the second 25 hard and then the next 50 is easy
hold on green light and then the third hundred you do the third 25 hard and the
rest of it easy like you’re doing a hundred meters continuous like you’re not
stopping during any of it you’re just adding a little pop of speed at the
beginning the middle or the end to get used to going faster slower faster
slower recovering while you’re swimming keeping your breath really good race
specific work at this time of the year we uh we add a fair bit of those kind of
workouts in the coaching plans that Pat came up with and I am really going to
put you away because it is busy right now but it’s happening it is so
happening we’re out in the vlog game today positive props are turning positive we’re rolling is so far away and I’m digging this I’m
going to go ahead and call that a successful first flight let’s see what
we can do with this now you guys ready for a battle because this is
gonna to be a battle these are Continental Grand Prix four thousand two’s very nice
very fast very supple these are Gator skins very big very
burly very tough not very fast high rolling resistance these are really good
in fall and in spring when the roads are crappy these are really good for the
rest of the year two things now that it’s nicer out I
want to move over to these tires so that I can go super fast in the ride group
and these seem to be getting a lot of flats as you’ve seen like we’ve got
three flats in the last three four weeks but Alto wheels super super tight
tolerances and really hard to get tires on especially when we’re talking Gator
skins that are like cement blocks to get these things off so I’m not expecting
this to go very easily in for battle Pete I’m in for a battle 30 short minutes later we’re done so there’s
something about tires that’s a big trade-off these continental Grand Prix
four thousand twos are about as fast as you can get without having a tire that
is so wildly expensive and so brittle that basically only professionals use it
there’s a website that’s called something like bike tire rolling
resistance dot com like it’s the simplest URL ever and it gives you a rating if
you’re looking for tires of each of the bike tires that they test all the really
popular ones on a scale of how little or much rolling resistance they have and
how puncture resistant they are how pinch flat resistant they are and what
you can see is that the faster a tire is the more likely it is to flat and the
less time it will last the more burly and tough a tire is the more rolling
resistance there will be so that’s why in the summer I’ll move over to this
when the roads are nicer and in the fall I’ll use something like the Gatorskins
we can’t win them all Trainiacs we can’t win them alright we’re ready
to ride tomorrow