It's not so much different roads. Riding through winter on back roads you get all sorts of crap washed on to the roads. Loads of gravel, mud, wet leaves, etc. more potholes, puddles. So same roads but different conditions.
putting good road bike away for winter.....
Ah.. Thanks mrblobbly, hadn't thought of Di2 shifters being a problem but I don't ever wear thick gloves. Strange you want a different position for winter though rather than just riding the hoods/tops a bit more.. How many miles are your long rides?
I mainly ride those sort of roads year round and in the dark so always use 4 season tyres (no bigger than 25mm though)
Rarely ride in busy traffic so normal brake pads are fine for me.
Sorry,question wasn't directed just to you. Iainno worries
Strange you want a different position for winter though rather than just riding the hoods/tops a bit more.. How many miles are your long rides?
If the roads are a bit sketchy I just feel more in control and can see the road ahead better in a less extreme riding position (my race bike is a bit head down!) It's probably more this than distance as I'm happy spending a few hours on either bike.
I'd be looking at that as I'd have thought being in control during a race far more important than out training in winter.
Ugh, just works better for me.
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