I generate more power (and RPE is lower) when I’m in the drops. Reading the forum and listening to the podcast, it seems this isn’t the norm.
(1) Is it possible that my bike fit is substantially off because I can’t generate the same power in the hoods? I do note that 4-hour rides (mostly in the drops) don’t give me problems.
(2) Does this unequivocally mean I’m going to be faster on a TT bike, especially considering the improved speed is due to aerodynamics despite the usual lower power output?
(3) For my rider type, which muscles are over/under-performing?