One of the reasons I was keen to join the Fiera Race Team when Joe and Shari suggested it, was that I hoped to glean some wisdom from more experienced racers on some of the finer, less obvious points of racing. Mostly, this is in the hope of not looking like too much of a dork (hence my earlier question on bike helmet visors: cool or fashion faux-pas?). I guess a secondary objective is that some of this experience can also help me go faster… which actually I guess should trump the first objective since a lot of what cyclists and runners and triathletes do kinda looks silly (spandex? really?)…
Which brings me to embrocation… what’s up with that?
If I wiki it, I get redirected to “Liniment“; which is apparently “especially useful in hot weather to help a hot horse cool down”.
However, embrocation obviously has some role to play in cycling, given that when you Google it you get this and this. And last year before the Ontario provincial cyclocross championships I saw some guy putting something like this in his shorts.
Can anyone explain?