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    the most dramatic increase in average speed for me came after I was professionally fitted. My very unscientific observation has me 1.5 miles faster on all my usual routes.

    For those interested, my seat came down a bit and forward by more than a bit. I went from mashing power behind the BB and resting periodically...to steady continuous smooth delivery (cadence shot through the roof as well).
    "That pretty much sums it up. I'm 43 and my max is ~178-180. If that HR chart was mine or Froome's, we'd be on the verge of death. But for you it probably looks like a normal workout." -TLG

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    Hill workout will improve your speed, especially if you do repeats. I mix hills with pedaling in the big gears on flats. Your cadence will drop but over time, your legs get used to the harder gears, your cadence will jump back up again. You will noticed the difference when you sprint.
    "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

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