Ok, yes I admit that my limited gluing may have a draw back to RR. BUT, if/when you have a flat in a race, tell me about how that 3x layers of glue really works.....when you are trying like hell to get that flatted tub off. And yes, I do carry a razor blade, so I can in theory cut the tire and the peel it off like a snake skin. Yes, this idea does work, but it does take longer to work. I'd rather just limited glue my tub and then be able to snap the flat off with 2 thumbs and rip the tire off in just a few seconds.
Yes, in a perfect world, gluing tubs with 3x layers of glue is ideal. But, given the chance that a flat can happen over 112 miles, I would rather be able to spend 30 seconds to change it out, than save 1 minute in RR. Okay, so maybe you save 1 minute in time via RR, but if you flat you now have to spend 3-4 minutes to slice the tire, finger it, peel it, ect..... Yes, everyone says, oh just bring a razor blade and slice it, an put your finger inside and rip off the tire.... Ok, try that..... Yes, try that with 3x layers of glue. It's not easy or fast with that much glue. I've actually had to pull a tub off a rim that had so much glue on it, that it pulled up a layer of carbon from the bed (was a wheel I bought from a sponsored Rolf cyclist, who had put so much glue on it, that it peeled up a layer of carbon and I sent the wheel back to Rolf. So, tell me how is that better than just lightly gluing a tub on. Again, tri racing is a lot different from crit racing.
Everyone wants to think of the perfect situation, and that a tub can be cut off in 10 seconds, even with 3x layers of glue. That is not reality. The more glue use, the harder it is to get a tub off, pure a simple theory. So, do you use more glue to save on RR, or do you use less glue to save on chaining a flat. For me, I would rather use less glue on my tubs, and that if I flat I can change it in under a minute, thus saving more time than what may have been gained if I had used 3x layers of glue.
Everyone has a thought, and to each, his own......
And this is one of the reasons people just run clinchers. Way easier to deal with.
get comfortable being uncomfortable