The Tri Town Times: 8/31/20

The Tri Town Times: 8/31/20

Tour de France is off to a start; Our Tri Swap and annual sale is officially on the books (Oct. 3rd & 4th) albeit with COVID considerations; Women's Only Flat Repair Clinic Sept. 23rd; Tri Town Closed Sept. 7th for Labor Day; Thoughts on training during smoky seasons.

Hi all,
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report:
The Tour de France is underway. Julian Alaphillippe, who spend half of last year's Tour in the leader's jersey, won the 2nd stage of the Tour de France and once again finds himself in the maillot jaune.
  • Also of significance: Alaphillippe won the stage on traditional clincher tires. Until yesterday, every stage in Tour history has been won on tubular tires (sew-up). Tubulars are beneficial in team stage racing because they can be ridden when flat- until the team support arrives to replace the entire wheel. A clincher will often require an immediate stop to prevent the tire from coming off the rim. Historically, tubulars have lower rolling resistance than clinchers- making them a clear favorite for top-tier racing. The benefits of the best clincher tires must now outweigh the risk of a flat tire to see them raced at this level.
Events We're Looking Forward To:
  • The Tri Swap: October 3rd and 4th from 10am-4pm @ Tri Town Bicycles. We will be hosting our popular annual store sale and swap event this year, albeit with a variety of changes to address the realities of the times. Please see our updated Tri Swap page for all details.
  • Women's Only Flat Repair Clinic: September 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm @ Tri Town Bicycles. This free class is your opportunity to learn the intricacies of fixing a flat at home or on the road, in a small, friendly, women's only environment. Class size limited to five participants. Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Shop Ops:
Tri Town is closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
Training Thoughts and Updates:
A thoughtful article from the crew at Training Peaks on training in bad air quality. In short, if there is a lot of smoke in the air consider taking an easy day, or make it an indoor training session.
Quote that Struck a Chord:
It's about the journey, not the destination:
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as you who become by achieving your goals." - Henry David Thoreau
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town
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