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Old 03-28-17, 10:43 PM
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FWIW my speed increased once I started focusing on cadence and spinning and less on actual speed readings on my computer. I was riding around 12 mph but once I added a cadence sensor (you can apparently just count your revs for 15 seconds instead) I was riding 13.5-14 mph consistently within a few weeks. Spinning faster in an easier gear was something I could maintain at a steady pace, and pushing the cadence a little gave me immediate positive feedback. Easier to increase cadence by a point or two than to increase speed on the computer and I like the positive feedback. My cadence was at 65 rpm when I started and now it is in the low 80's, sustainable. So my suggestion is focus on cadence instead of speed.
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