61 ... a little faster ...
slightly faster this morning
It's February, it should be hot! But it was cold this morning - I trained in a windproof jacket and rode the motorbike in fleece and windproofs. *brrrr*
No wind though, and dry and no broken glass or other junk on the Blackburn velodrome. Perfect conditions for motorpacing. I rode to the track on the trusty P1 madone, then rode Pat's motorbike for Dino and his warmup (20 lap ramp, 35-50km/h). Then my first F200 ... 56km/h and it felt really easy. Too easy.
Next Dino & Pat did a 20 lap ramp from 35-55km/h. Dino blew off the back at 5 to go (2nd wheel for this effort is harder than on the wheel of the motorbike) so when Pat was done we did another 5'er for him, 40-55km/h and he did it well.
Then my second F200 ... 60km/h, I think we got it. Felt good.
Then Dino & Pat had a 20 lap sprint every 5 motorpace. They took off at the last one really quick.
My 3rd F200, 60km/h again, but I hesitated at the drop down the bank and lost the wheel of the motorbike and probably only managed 58 or so.
Dino & Pat then had a 5 lap alternating ramp up (3 each) - each one did 5 laps from 40-55km/h then swapped over and rested - Dino loved this one and wanted to do another!
My last F200, faster than 60km/h please Pat ... we got at least 61 down the back straight and then I came out of the draft at the evil sign, and held beside the bike for ~80m or so at 61km/h. Good! Knackered .. but good. 86.4" gear again. 151rpm. Good. I'm happy with that. Strength tonight in the Power House.
I'm looking forward to getting on to DISC and seeing what I can do there.