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Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Update

Well... the weather kept me close to home this weekend, but I did manage to get a short ride with some hot climbing done. Dom and I did a little ride over Dadu Shan between Taichung and the coast. It was nice to try out my climbing legs to better evaluate how I am coming back from all that down time. 

The goal was to push heavier gears to about 70rpm on the climbs

The speed was there, but the recovery times were not. I guess I still need some engine work. 

Good times. 

Here is the route for a short jump over the hill with limited time. 



In other cycling news, the big one-day races are over, with my favorites in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. The Ardenne series also wrapped up without the heavy favorites faring terribly well. I get the feeling Radioshack, BMC and a few others are holding back before the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France. 

I did enjoy seeing Nibali make a great effort to only place second in last night's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. He showed a lot of the courage that made him a standout in the 2010 Giro. 

It is a shame that so much racing is reserved for the final few kilometers of these races.  

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