Summer road riding

A nice sunny evening persuaded me to drag the Lemond out from the back of a pile of bikes and take it out for a spin. I’d just got onto the Bath-Bristol cycle track when I went to take a drink, and discovered that the bottle was still on the fireplace at home, so had to turn around to collect it.

I settled for 18 miles in the end in the evening sunshine. The Brooks bar tape seems to work better if I don’t wear gloves, with my Campagnolo gloves on it’s far too slippery to grip properly.

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3 Responses to Summer road riding

  1. matt says:

    Brooks probably sell ridiculously expensive gloves specifically for gripping their tape ;)

    I might try an evening road ride soon, seems the wind drops to about a quarter of the daytime speed after 7.

  2. rich says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if they did make special gloves.

    Admittedly I usually use Pervert Tape (aka Bontrager Grippy Tape) which is extra-grippy, so it’s not really a fair comparison.

  3. matt says:

    I have massive holes in my tape, and some of it’s undone so I used some gaffa tape on it.

    I should put new tape on, I’ve had some for 2 years :)