I did my first ride to Lockport today. Switched to my summer gearing on my fixie commuter yesterday; I'm running a 53 X 16. I rode to Lockport flat out with that tail wind, averaging 550 watts on the ride there. I stopped at the Subway for a huge coffee, and to remove my seat. That forced me to stand on the pedals all the way home. No way I wanted to just sit and grind into that headwind all the way back. (Average watts on the way home was 719).
I just got off the phone with my coach, and he says my numbers are a little better than last year at this time. That is very encouraging. Even though I am about 2.3 kilos above my racing weight, (which is about the same winter weight gain as Alberto Contador), I had really good sensations in the legs today, and the form is coming along nicely. I should be right on target for my first goal of the season, the Bruxelles gravel race.
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