Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Specialized RoubaixComp27, Specialized Epic Marathon, GT Avalanche, Trek Soho S
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Thanks, velodad....it was an entertaining read and I've printed a hard-copy to flip through andreview again and again when I don't have my computer with me. So...based on what I've read and comprehended, spinning on my roadbike in at least a mid-80" gear is a good thing and spinning 90+rpms on the road on my low-gear fixie is not a bad thing, either. And patience goes a long way.
I'm lucky that within a minute from my house I have decent stretches of flat-ish smooth and wide roadways to get my spin on and decent tailwinds depending on which direction I choose to ride. Now all I need is a track-specific bike to ride on the road to get myself used to the ergos and develope some muscle memory in regards to riding a tight track bike.
But enough "planning/hoping/dreaming" from me...I just need to stfu and go find a properly fitted track bike to call my own and sign up for intro/training at the nearest velodrome. And get to spinnin'!