08 Aug 2014, 15:42

Quest - Legs are getting stronger

Had a good ride today. After a day of rest the legs were definitely humming.

Got the new garmin cadence sensor install on the Quest. No magnets! Completely eliminated all cadence spikes.

However my cadence is about 5 rpm lower - probably because it takes so long for me to accelerate and I spend significant time at lower rpms. I’ll have to try shifting only when the rpms go over 95 and see how that works.

I did a test of the climbing section of the Strave KOM I lost to the Cat 3 racer when he had a 21 mph tailwind gusting to 30 mph.

With no wind, up the climb, I came within 3 seconds of his time.

If I can keep up with him on the climbing section then I should be able to beat him on the downhills.

Greg Gross with his wicked fast M5 is coming over and early Sunday morning before it gets hot we are going to try and get the KOM back.

This is a 0.9 mile segment mostly uphill - but you get to accelerate up to max speed just before it starts. By the time I’m hitting the end I’m “crawling” along at 21 mph.

bordered http://www.strava.com/segments/3453944?filter=overall

bordered http://www.strava.com/activities/177281561

bordered http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/559992112