Lesson three: The leprechaun's tips for rainy Ras survival.
On your next stage race or tour, Alan strongly recommends following these old school survival tips.
|Sauso, brown bread and coffee for breakfast. |
(Paul also recommends Weetabix)
|It's not the price of your gloves. |
It's how well they keep the water out.
(Brian bought Alan these highly technical non-Assos
gardening gloves in a hardware store in Galway)
|Pack your bike in a hockey bag to avoid the airline |
surcharges.Just remove fork and crank, wrap it well
and you're good to go. Don't forget to tell the
girl at the check in counter it's 'stuff for a trade show'.
|Always take a short digestive walk after dinner. |
(A glass at Sean's Bar in Athlone,
the oldest pub in Ireland, is optional)
|Shoe covers. Every day. Leg warmers too. |
Keep your pistons warm.
|As soon as you stop, change, stay warm and sleep as|
much as you can.A pro knows that wet clothes are
deadly, and that a tour is won in bed.
|Always carry two rain jackets. |
And get adept a putting them on and off,
and in and out of your pockets at 25 mph.
|Always fully re-hydrate immediately after the stage.|