Apparently my pace-line handling above 27mph leaves a little to be desired. Two weeks ago Robert S. called me out for overlapping the wheel in front of me several times. This week it was Gene R. telling me to smooth out my pedal stroke and then saying “very inefficient” as he blew by me into the sprint toward First Colonial Road. I’ve got to admit both times I was feeling pretty ragged. Today I was at mile 50 or so of a 67-mile ride – my first long ride in more than a month. I also don’t ride much in pace lines that fast for that long. We were going nearly 30 heading into that sprint.
However, I would like to ride better in those situations. How can I get better unless I ride more in such pace lines? And how can I smooth out my pedal stroke? I don’t know.
Did log 67 miles in 3 hours, 30 minutes. Left the house about 7:20, shot out Princess Anne Road, connecting eventually to Independence. I arrived too late to connect with the Tripower ride, so I just ran up to Shore Drive and down First Colonial, catching it at Conte’s. Easy to catch people when they’re sitting still!