Since I have spent the winter building my base fitness I am now 10% faster at riding my bike.
I am not making this up. I do a very scientific test cycling on my turbo trainer, covering a fixed distance and keeping my heart rate at a constant 133BPM.
Keeping these 2 measures constant the only variable is how fast my little legs can turn the pedals and subsequently how fast I can go.
I see this as a significant achievement and having extrapolated the data, if I continue to improve at the same rate (I can’t see why not, barring injury of course) I will be able to go fast enough to sit comfortably in the peloton to ride the Vuelta A España in August 2013 and potentially win the Tour de France in 2014.
Numbers never lie.