Old 06-22-04, 02:40 PM
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Smoothie104
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I hit 38mph the other day, little or no wind, and a good leadout. This was after 60 miles though. I know I could go faster, but I never really practice my sprinting, I'm more of a diesel tractor-trailer kind of rider, closing down breaks, or pulling ones along.

I motorpaced a friend of mine up to 52 mph, he was spinning about 140 rpm which is pretty much his max, he used to race six-days on the velodrome, so he has amazing leg speed. I could only get to 45 or so, I could have gone faster but needed an 11 cog to do it. I'm a bit of a grinder.


20.5 is what you ride on the warm up before the race, Mate. Cat 5 crits will average over 25mph sometimes, and those clowns are slowing down way too much on the corners, so plan on standing up outta every corner and sprinting a bit to stay with everyone. muliply the number of laps by how many corners on the course, and you see the dilema. Practice riding along at 20.5 and ramping it up to 28 or so every 30 to 40 seconds.

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