ASTHON LAMBIE SHATTERS INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT RECORD WORLD RECORD AND THE OLD DIESEL SHAVES A WHOLE SECOND OFF A 5-YEAR OLD PR.
First off, what little-known gravel racer Ashton Lambie accomplished is absolutely unheard of in track cycling and worth a read: https://www.usacycling.org/article/ashton-lambie-shatters-world-record
Second off, I've been wondering all week how I managed to go 14 seconds faster up Live Oak than I had over the previous 200+ attempts, besting my old PR by 1 second.
Maybe there is something to riding heavy road bikes (aka gravel bikes <- worst name ever) around then getting on racing bikes and charging hard? The surface resistance, the weight, the unaeroness, the miles riding alone, the LSD pace...
Is there a connection?
I dunno and I do' care.
Because I suspect it's more to do with balancing the pain when racing
having a whole lotta fun adventures on two wheels.