Continuing my effort to revisit and improve previous PRs, today was the turn of Corkscrew road.
Realistically, today was more about giving my new wheels a solid hit out in the hills and checking out the braking on some quicker descents, but I've been planning a crack at my Corkscrew road time for a while (since Norbs' last visit anyway, since the bugger beat my time!) so today was as good a chance as any.
So first thing first.. The Caden wheels are frickin' awesome. They roll very nicely and running the tyres at lower pressure (something else i've been messing with lately) gives a really nice smooth ride. Braking performance is generally ok, though there is a bit of brake squeal on the back. I think i just need to get used to a different style of braking with the carbon wheels. they do catch the wind a bit in the cross winds, but i'm probably just noticing that a bit more since my Zipp 101s were quite shallow.
On to the actual ride. Legs were feeling ok, but not great. The ride up Gorge road was awesome as always though. I can't help but feel very fortunate to have these areas so close to home. As usual when the weather is nice there were a bunch of other riders out and about, which is always good to see
I turned off onto corkscrew road and I before long Garmin informed me of the segment start. Cross the bridge and we're into it. Whether he liked it or not, Norbs was the target today, since the Garmin was giving me time checks relative to his time
By the top, I knew i'd managed a PR, so i was mega stoked. On getting back home, I realised that i'd knocked off nearly 3 minutes!
It'll probably be an effort to top that for a while.
I continued my loop back to, and then down Norton Summit. The weather was nice, so I figured I might as well make the most of it https://www.strava.com/activities/1129003764