speed secrets revealed!

presented by Jock Hooey, personal trainer

As previously discussed on Randon and Ibob:

An extensive and exhaustive series of tests by a distinguished team of experts have revealed the secret to speed for many randonneurs – trimming and/or waxing of ear and nose hair.

Coast-down tests conducted on Limantour Road on windless days have conclusively shown that trimming nose and ear hair will result in a 10% increase in top speed (in this case an extra 4mph!). Not surprising was the reduction in wind resistance from trimming ear hair, but very surprising was the increase in speed resulting from trimming nose hair.

Just a little more off the ears and we'll have you up to speed kind sir!

Just a little more off the ears and we’ll have you up to speed kind sir!

Double blind tests involving both trimmed and free and natural hair were quite consistent and repeatable. Waxing did result in some increase in speed, but not nearly enough to be statistically measurable.

All we need is a mid-70’s Singer randonneuse to be sure about our tests. Anyone got one to loan? Contact us off-line.

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