Apologies for the delayed response; forgot my login when i was away over New Year. If you notice the wind more, you could just try riding a bit slower!!! My thin running tights need another layer underneath in the winter! For me, tightness on legs is fine; round the waist and upwards is a distinct dislike, though the wetsuit doesn’t bother me.
Tight fit for the helmet is good. I think a tight fitting helmet is better than a loose fitting one which is technically more aero.
I’m another druggy! Wouldn’t have survived at the parents-in-law without the inhaler - old furnishings, bedding, carpets…etc. But yes, 20 puffs!!! 6 would be a worst case scenario, and as the saying with mr wiggo goes, if i needed that amount of medication, i would be in an emergency room and not battling it out against the best cyclists in the world in one of the hardest pro events going…if only I’d known that combined with caffeine it is a good weight loss intervention. Non-puffing intake does seem to be the only conceivable way of doing it, and apparently, that can be tested for, but you can’t prove that the person concerned didn’t accidentally ingest some when puffing, though i would have thought an excessive amount would make it obvious. It’s interesting that no-one, well no-one who is talking, knows what it was used for - best guess seems to be recovery given the situation Froome was in when he got pinged.
It’s good that the truth came out - looks like US Postal, smells like US Postal etc…yet the stupid British cycling boss is in the news today saying it’s a bad thing it was leaked. Er no, it stops it being kept hidden (as obviously Sky expected given their announcements over Froome’s future schedule) and it’s good for those of us who invest emotionally in sport, to know what the reality is. And interesting again that no-one seems to be making the link between that and the olympic cycling squad - maybe there is some political intervention. I tried to explain to my mum that there was only 1 feasible explanation for the British team being so domineering, but she wasn’t interested. I fully understand why the Russians were so pissed off - Bristh cycling free to order any medical ‘supplies’ they want without any fear of consequences from UK anti-doping.
But saying that, I’ve switched off since the motor doping situation has come about. I can see how some riders might justify it e.g. classics specialists getting fed up of wheel suckers (sorry, people who intelligently use the dynamics of cycling to their advantage) to outsprint them at the line. Or people who have been previously done for doping, not wanting to risk another ban, yet just want a level playing field with the other riders, but it stopped being cycling to me. (Note to self - must be rant day today!) Apparently, there is a book on that topic due soon.