Recently, RBR launched this new series to enlighten our ultra-cool readers about the benefits of dorkiness. In Part I, we explored screening your helmet; in Part II, we messed with your handlebars; in Part III, we reflectorized your machine; in Part IV, we prepped you for flats; in Part V, we praised electrical tape.
Today, there’s just one more thing to tape: your knees!
I first learned the benefits of taping my rickety knees on a cross-country PACTour ride in 2015. Elite PAC, as it was called, demanded an average of about 150 miles a day, every day, for 18 straight days as we sprinted from San Diego to Savannah.
There are many types of kinesiology tape on the market. I use KT tape, and I tape my knees according to the directions on this video. It’s no miracle cure and it sure looks dorky (see photo), but it helps me.
Do you have a dorky tip to share? Don’t be shy. We’ll withhold your name upon request. Remember a dorky tip has one or more of these characteristics:
- Pro riders do not do it (nor does just about anybody else)
- It’s cheap or maybe even free
- It usually adds weight
Greg Conderacci is a marketing consultant and a former Wall Street Journal reporter, non-profit entrepreneur, and investment bank chief marketing officer. In Getting UP!, he brings you the same skills he teaches at a top graduate school and Fortune 500 companies. Lots of people promise better performance … Greg proves it. Using his energy techniques, in 2015 he rode a bicycle across America in just 18 days — averaging 150 miles a day.