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Old 06-05-19, 11:36 AM
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For max efficiency, ride <10mph where air resistance is less.

For max cat 6 performance, keep rides short, go all out & turn off to rest after you have passed your quarry.

To keep overall speed up on medium to longer rides, avoid "burning matches"- keep efforts below LTHR.

To some extent, it's about size- a larger rider will often be faster on flats & downhill than a smaller one.

A couple of simple things to increase speed:

- cresting a hill keep full effort over the top & down the back side until you are back up to cruising speed

- on turns take an inside line. if there's no traffic take the middle line or the whole road, not the shoulder.

- get on the wheel of that passing roadie.
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