Originally Posted by jppe
I looked back over my shoulder and hollered to see if he was okay. He said he was fine so I kept grinding away.
I saw out of the corner of my eye that he was layed out on the road. I suspect he had one heck of a time getting going again. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't walk it up to the top and then jump back on.
JPPE: A little mercenary, but I approve. At least you looked back to make sure he was okay.
Two comments: I know you are in great shape but pay attentiion to your knees and back. The amount of elevation and distance you are doing is fantastic but...stretch, recover and get adaquate rest. We did a very fast TT practice tandem ride today and after which I went to the gym, steamed, stretched and got a two hour massage.
I suspect you are using a double with 34/25 as the low gear. On really steep stuff if you stop, you are screwed. That is why you were wise to let the guy on the pavement and not stop. You were alreading mashing at that point. I agree with Cross Chain but...it depends on what gears you have and how steep it is. Good luck on your upcoming event.
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Last edited by Hermes; 04-28-07 at 11:47 PM.