Florida boy that goal is to race tour of the gila in 2014 trying to determine what a optimum gearing to race this stage race and other advice on arrival time, acclimation period and such. I'm already putting together planning stages and waiting for schedule to come out to plan hotel and travel.
So I'm 5'7 131lbs riding currently a 53-39 with 11-25. I did ride a compact for 2 years so I feel very comfortable on them. wattage wise 248 threshold.
For the TT bike I was thinking 54 and don't know what size small ring but on the road bike I wandering if it isn't a good idea or beneficial if I went to a 52-36 or 50-34.. That's wherein hoping guys like you who have experience in this race can direct me to the best combinations for my size and weight and power and terrain can help. Been working with a coach for only 8 weeks and have already seen a increase in power along with the 24lbs I lost specifically to race this race next year.