See Tom's Presentation at the March Meeting Here.
Lots of juicy info on aerodynamics, rolling resistance, and latex. Yes latex. 


Tom Anhalt


Mechanical Engineer

Years in Triathlon / Cycling

MTBs (riding/racing) from '86 to present. Began racing road bikes/TTs in '03. Have participated in the SB Tri as part of a relay on 3 occasions (cycling leg).

Athletic Background

Multi-sport athlete in youth (Basketball, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Baseball, Track and Field). Began cycling upon moving to SB in '86. Have written articles for on bicycle technology. My personal cycling technology blog is

Favorite Bike

Custom Stinner "Aero Camino" road bike.

Favorite Gear

53x11...just kidding. Hed Jet 6+ Black wheels (World class aerodynamics AND braking)

Family Life

Married (21 years) to Anna. 2 children, both at DPHS: Max (Sr) and Julia (Soph)

My Hero

My Dad.

Favorite Race and Why

Poor College Kids' Road Race - Cat4 race. Despite being dropped by lead group on small hill, I chased back on during descent and ended up nearly winning (2nd place by inches)

Worst Race and Why

Poor College Kids' Road Race - Cat4 the next year. Was crashed out by another rider before even reaching the "hill"

This Year’s Goals

Survive the Belgian Waffle Ride

Race more TTs (Piru, Monday Night TTs) than I have the past few years

Something Most People Don’t Know About Me

I have a quite extensive collection of slide rules