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Old 01-02-18, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
Hello, 1997 web design. I've missed you.

I do most of my Spring training on a FG and have thought about taking it on a brevet, but there are some big hills in Southern Wisconsin and I've never regretted having a bailout gear. Maybe I'll add FG 200k to my goals?
Old School.
I've found that doing LD/FG rides choosing terrain is as important as seat-time and technique.
No point in taking a 70 GI fixed on a route that requires the full range of 110-36 GI and serious effort on the CF road bike around here. That being said, to me a rolling route that requires both the grunt to stand and get over a grade and the technique to spin down the other side is the most rewarding. 200K with a good base of miles ridden and in the right conditions/terrain is a reasonable goal for a rider used to the rigors of Spring training on a FG.

Of course a few informal Medium Gear Time Trials for reasonable distances would be essential to the training program.

'74 Raleigh Internat'l '77 Trek TX900 FG '92 Vitus 979 '10 Merckx EMX3 '13 Soma Stanyan

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