We rode it in exactly the same time. Lol. How was it today? Seemed like the weather was great this am.
Really?? That's pretty funny. Weather was great, wind was a little cold early on, but not terrible. Some soft spots on the road, but nothing that really sunk in. Looked like someone else was out there this morning ahead of me, saw a couple tire tracks. Pinkham Rd was soft and wet at the end.
I wouldn't be surprised if you saw our tracks we finished up yesterday around 5:30 or so. And those roads are pretty quiet.
John Spinney | QT2 Brands Adam St. Germain thoughts on how much climbing, gearing, tires?
KBH, I was riding 38mm triggers. They seems perfect for the mix of surfaces and firmness. No need for anything bigger. 33mm would probably suffice but cut in a little more on the softer roads.
Climbing is broken up well I think, though the first 25 minutes are where you lose the race.
Climb AFTER Cyberia is a kick in the head. Otherwise, they’re all fairly short efforts. I was riding my Epic with a 34T chainring and Eagle cassette. Spun out on 2-3 sections, but never for long.
I have 31s on and a 44t 11-32 gear range right now. So like exactly what you just said.
I am hoping to get a crack at the course but we are on super serious baby watch!
That gearing will be robust, but you can push it since the climbs aren’t ever that long.
There’s a longer road section where you can FLY with that 44t
I might put an 11-40 on. How much isn’t rideable? Is there a tire setup that would let you be able to ride instead?