How did you find the gear? Heavy? Okay? Do you know what other riders use in the Kilo on that track?
I'm curious because I've never done a Kilo. The record at the track where I race (very rough, with only 14 degree banking, 318 meters) is 1:13.9.
I know that the faster guys do a 12.x second 200m, and I struggled to get 13.6, so I'll be slower in the Kilo by a lot.
For the 3k pursuit, the faster guys were in the 3:50s (some with, some without aero bars). I did a 4:41 No aerobars but a TriSpoke/HED3 front wheel. Didn't make a difference, I wanted to stop after about 1.5 km. Based on that I figure I'd be hard pressed to do a 1:17 or 1:18 kilo.
Do you plan on returning to the track to try and better your time?
Yeah, the gear (50x14) is pretty heavy.
I've never done the track before and so a have to develope my skills on high cadences. Now I can race up to 120 rpm in a good and technical style. So I was looking for a gear that gives me a speed between 52and 57 kph at cadences between 110 and 120. And thats the 50 X 14 gear.
Anyway - it is not the optimum. The gear is to heavy for an explosive start and a fast first lap.
The elite guys doing cadences round 140 rpm in kilo. Should be meaning a 50 x 15 or at least 50 x 16 for me in the future.
But You know - at first I have to ramp up my cadences. The power and strength are not the problem, I come originally from powerlifting. I have to find a way to bring the power trough the bike on the track.
My plans for the future are now focussed only in track racing and especiallly the kilo. I will get a special programm over the winter for it from a professional trainer. We will se......