After 2 weeks off, some physical therapy, 2 doctors visits, and some bike adjustments I made it out for a ride today. There was no goal and the only rule I laid down for myself was to stay out of the big ring. The ground was frozen so I opted for a mountain bike ride at Rhett's run.
The knee felt fine but it was pretty challenging for me to ride with a high cadence. I don't know how the world class climbers on the road can manage to go so fast and keep such a high cadence. Yesterday I watched some footage of Lance and Ulrich and was amazed at the huge difference in their leg speed. Lance was probably 80-100rpm while Jan was 40-60rpm.
Today was the first day not riding in the snow on the big-wheeled dualie...and man does that thing crush the climbs. I felt like I effortlessly floated over the sections at Rhetts that gave me trouble on my ss.