When you're shot, shift to higher gear?

root said:
I'm curious why would anyone want to ride at a certain cadence (esp. if it is higher than what feels natural to them)? Why is everyone taught to ride like that over there?
Probably has a lot to do with the style of racing. High cadence makes it easier to jump across small gaps, deal the micro-accelerations and decelerations that occur in a fast-moving pack, and most importantly, sprint out of corners after slowing way down going into them.
dhk2 said:
Exactly what I was just thinking today on my second 233 W interval.....damn calcium ions getting hung up again in the old recticulum :)
Sooner or later I gots to use that line. :p