I’d like to attempt my first KOM in a climb. Here’s some background info:
My previous attempt on May/2020 was 46:01. That was sort of a high tempo ride. My fitness has improved from that point. The current KOM is 37:55 set on July/2016. The reason this opportunity is available is because is a half paved road, half gravel road that goes to a private property, so not a lot of competition.
This is how my power curve looks for the relevant timeframe:
30m - 237w
35m - 234w
37m - 233w
40m - 232w
45m - 232w
The structure of the climb is the following:
Part 1 - Paved mild climb (PR: 8:22 at 229W)
Part 2 - A bit more inclined mostly paved and unpaved surface is very good (PR: 17:41 at 223W).
Part 3 - This is the chunky gravel part to the top (PR: 16:46, no power info)
Hoping to get some feedback on how to pace for this effort. I realize I can get some info from places like Best Bike Split, but I do not wish to pay for that (maybe I’ll see what the free version offers and post here). Thanks