THIS MIGHT SOUND OBVIOUS, it might not even be a thing for you... but for me, this is something I have to dial in. Ya see I like a lot of variety in my riding... and I was reflecting on that while listening to my top song's of 2020, according to Apple music. You could say there's some variety, here's a sample...
Paranoid - Black Sabbath, Put Your Lights On - Everlast, Bleed It Out - Linkin Park, Super Bad - James Brown, Landslide - Dixie Chicks, Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth.
... that's just the first 5 songs, much like the 5 days I ride...
Gravel Monday, Road Tuesday, Gravel or MTB Wednesday, Rest Thursday, Gravel Friday, Road or MTB Saturday.
That's no way to get prepped for a race... which is exactly what I'm hoping to do Saturday. Race the Dirty 30.
To that aim, I've upped my MTB a lot.
And it's showing results.
Lots of PRs on the downhill sections today.
One simple reason.
When you get really specific on your riding, getting as close as what you expect to be racing. Bike. Terrain. Weather. Time of day. etc.... you get a lot faster because you become one with your machine.
My mountain bike is my most complex machine by far.
Sure, there's only 1 shifter on the right hand. But there's a dropper post and 3 different suspension settings to work on the left hand.
Plus the brakes.
But, on an MTB locking up the rear wheel to line up a turn is a thing... as is getting on the binders so hard that the front wheel wants to give way. Neither of which is even a thought on the road.
Which is the point... specificity = speed.
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Y'all are awesome!
Stretch and HyperVolt
7 hrs sleep