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Old 03-29-17, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
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.
Yeah, this helped me. If you don't ride in groups it's useful to have something to measure yourself against.
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