I FINALLY had one of those days...
...where the legs felt good. Nothing that would make the evening sports report or anything like that, but some welcome improvement for a self-proclaimed middle of the pack cyclist. I often do short training rides around a small local lake. Pretty flat stuff. Today I decided to see how well I could crank it on the back straight and maintain a nice aero tuck. For me I topped out at about 31.something mph, which may not be a ton to most of you, but definitely a personal best for me.
Now the real quandry. I currently run a compact (50/34), and that had me in a 50-13 combination (front der. issue, couldn't shift down to the 12) with a cadence somewhere between 110 and 120 I think. I usually try to keep in the 90 range. Does this mean I need to pull the 53/39 out of the garage and switch cranks before my first event next month? It's a pancake flat sprint course. I didn't hold that 31 mph for long, but given enough real estate I think (wishfully) I might manage some mid 20s for awhile.