Articles for September 2014

Marginal Gains – Clothing

For general guidelines on cycling clothing and how to wear it I would refer readers to ‘The Rules’ – mostly they’re about trying to look like a Pro Euro Cyclist, ideally of the Eddy Merckx era. And indeed, I possess appropriate items (steel Eddy Merckx bike with Campagnolo {of course}, Campagnolo woolen jersey and cycling cap etc) to not embarrass myself too much when judged by ‘The Rules’.

However, this is Speedtheory (like Sparta but without the leather) and around here we care about what is fastest with aesthetic considerations relegated to a secondary concern (actually that applies to anything I wear). I shall attempt to avoid Lacedaemonian* brevity in explaining what matters when the focus is on speed.