Friday, April 27, 2012

The Torqued Wrench: Aero is everywhere

  • By Caley Fretz

We fight the wind, and we love it, curse it and praise it as it swirls from head to tail. It is our principal nemesis and primary ally, dooming our breakaways and providing a boost when we need it most.

We fight with resilience through this broken relationship, kowtowing to that one hidden dynamic that the uninitiated can never understand: Drafting turns cycling into chess, reversing the fortunes of the strong and crafting scenarios in which the best may not, in fact, be victorious. It is this unpredictability, brought on by an element invisible to the eye, which separates bike racing from other sports of pure endurance. ....

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