Josh Martell rode the Roubaix course last night in some nasty conditions. Here's what he had to say:
"Rode the course last night (from the pond, 2 laps, then back) on a specialized roubaix with 23's. The bike completely muddied/froze to the point of disfunction. Upon arrival to the car (after 2:45 mins to go only 38 mi) my bike was in the following condition; entire bike was encased in frozen mud, all spokes were just larger than the size of a pencil, rims thick with ice, cables same deal, breaks rubbing (had a new set of rear pads that are now about 50%). When I lifted the bike to the roof of the car it seemed like it was about 10lbs heavier. I am a beginner cat 5 with currently average fitness (to put things in perspective). Just thought this would be good info! See you Sunday!"Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful sunny day in the 50's. As you can see above rain is in the forecast for Sunday. Tamara has driven the course today and says it's dried up and is in solid shape. "Similar to last year."
It's a tough choice on equipment this year. I think Saturday will be the best barometer. I'll post a report from the volunteer crew heading out Saturday.