Thanks for finding that, I’ll donate too.
This is so good! Went full HC bar choppy drillium!
True, but how does the maths work out for strong headwinds on descents? Is the time loss less than the gain uphill at slow(ish) speed?
My guess would be a tail wind going up would be favourable as that’s more of your total time. Also it’s the bit you are working on as opposed to coasting
His fastest ever time up is at 13.8km/h. I don't know what speed he was doing during this though - I'm sure it can be worked out - his ride is probably on Strava
(it is: https://www.strava.com/activities/3840715465)
Light Rain, 19°C, Feels like 19°C, Humidity 93%, Wind 14mph from SSE
I'm sure you could plug in some numbers into Analytic Cycling to work out if a tailwind up was worth more than headwind descending losses.
Can’t bring it up on veloviewer but guessing he went with the best scenario :-)
Tailwind on the climb is a big help, for the reason @Goatandtricycle gives, you're spending much more time in it.
A headwind on a 13% descent might be helpful, less need to brake so easier on the hands.
He did a a lot of studying before going for it. Take nothing away but he had a good tail when i was there.
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