I worded my first post about the new tyres I deleted it and will try again a week later. the Continental Gatorskins came in this week and they get mounted after the men's World Road championship race this morning. To answer the 2 questions from the first thread:
Mapei, I will post up reports after a few rides.
Terex, I do know that the gatorskins are completely different form my old Pro3 Michelins and GP4000S Continentals, this was on purpose as my riding and goals have changed with my new health problems. I am no longer looking towards race training since that would be foolish with the risks I run in doing that. I am gearing my set up and riding to Long Slow Distance rides at around 16-18 mph steady pace. A few metric and American Centuries will be my special rides along with the riding daily. And as I understand it Continental changed the nomenclature on their tyres and these are the new compound you recommended in your reply. I could well be wrong but rides on a friends bike with this exact tyre tell me I will like its performance and durability. If not I imagine they are still selling the others and I'll order some of them. JMHO, YMMV, LOL, HTFU, ABCDEF, ETC.
Into the great unknown, or something like that, as I embark upon the great tyre experiment.