“Staying out of the bottom 2” has become a common phrase thanks to the prevalence of competition style TV shows. But for me it has taken a new meaning. While cycling this weekend, and doing a ride that had a few climbs in it, I made a conscious effort to stay out of the bottom 2… gear rings that is. Whenever I was in a pretty decent climb I kept double checking my back cassette to make sure I wasn’t in my lowest/easiest gears. We did the same ride last week and I know I bottomed out in my gears. But yesterday, I managed to stay out of the bottom two all day! This is great for my confidence because it shows that I am making progress in the cycling. Cycling is the most challenging discipline for me and I am pleased to keep making progress!
Click here for complete Garmin data from the ride (I know some of you like the data as much as I do!)