The Webster Roubaix road race is coming up in a couple of weeks. It's on a 15k circuit with 3k of hardpacked dirt each lap. (although I wonder how sandy that "hardpacked dirt" may be.) Trying to decide on the right wheels and tires. My options are:1) Zipp 404 clinchers (pretty stout wheels, and I can use the PT);
2)Zipp 303 tubulars (added flat resistence of tubulars, but they're brand new and I don't want to trash them.);
3)borrow my wife's Kysersiums (hey what do I care if I trash them, they're not mine.)
4) Pick up a set of Open Pro/ Ultegra 32 spoke wheels ( I wouldn't mind having them for very occassional light touring anyway).
Next is the tire question, if I go with clinchers, 23c or 25c?
Any of you done a road race on dirt roads? or familiar with this course?