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Old 04-24-04, 05:56 PM   #1
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Newbie question - just got the Lynx

Well I ended up getting the Lynx, I noticed on a few 1-2 mile runs that I'm a bit slower. Is this normal & for an average middle age guy how long does it normally take to get up to wedgy speed?

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Old 04-24-04, 07:59 PM   #2
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Well I ended up getting the Lynx, I noticed on a few 1-2 mile runs that I'm a bit slower. Is this normal & for an average middle age guy how long does it normally take to get up to wedgy speed?

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I'm not familiar with the Lynx, but I entered bentdom with a V-Rex last June after 20+ years and 120,000 miles on uprights. People kept telling me it would take a long time to develop bent legs and it did. I didn't start feeling proficient in speed for at least a couple thousand miles. Then I switched from a RANS V-Rex to a Volae Team and had to start over again re-training muscles. Now, however, I not only feel just as fast as my uprights but I'm faster on most rides and climb at least as fast on hills if not better.

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Do 20+ mile rides (with some climbing if possible) at least twice a week over a period of about 2-3 months. You will become a faster rider. Give some time for your legs to condition themselves to the reclined position.
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