|The Win Tunnel: To Beard or Not To Beard (the picture is a link to the video)|
Specialized's aerodynamic experts, Chris Yu and Mark Cote, put the facial hair issue to the wind tunnel test to settle a debate that has raged among cyclists for generations -- though leg hair was not addressed for some reason (why not, Specialized?). They put a rider into the tunnel with his beard, then back into the tunnel after a shave and measured the differences in drag coefficient.
|From the 1985 film American Flyers. Perhaps the facial-hairiest peloton since the 1890s.|
|Don't shave it, Wiggo.|
|Dave Zabriskie could occasionally be seen sporting some facial hair worthy of Snidely Whiplash.|
Not a lot of heavy reading today. Happy Friday.