Just wondering about something. Trained hard all winter and rode when I could. Was dry for several months. Then it snowed, rained, etc. and got everything all sloppy. I went riding and rode like crap! A couple times actually. I'm talking about getting very winded on hills etc. Man was I bummed.
Then it dried up again and I went out and rode like a freakin' maniac. Felt faster than ever.
So my question is, has anybody else noticed this? Does the extra rolling resistance of the mud plus the slipping of the rear tire pedaling up hills make that much difference?