While riding for the fourth consecutive day in blistering heat with high humidity I mulled over the fact that heat had always wiped me out after three or four days of riding. It was just another piece of evidence that I was never Tour de France material. I then began reflecting on all the other things that confirmed this...
I've never owned a white saddle;
Have always had higher than 5% body fat;
Regardless of how many times I look back, I never see a support vehicle waiting to change a flat for me;
Where I live there are large sections of highway where driving along at 40+ mph isn't possible, let alone cycling that fast;
When I crash, I tend not to jump up, toss the bike aside, and start looking for a new one;
I'm too frugal to throw a water bottle off to the side of the road right before a sprint;
The idea of having someone hand deliver fresh water bottles to me while riding is appealing, but realistically, I know I'd be the guy in the car distributing the bottles;
AND... so went my thinking until I could find a shady spot to get out of the sun for a few minutes.
So, how do you know if you're TdF material or not?