Yes! That was quite a leg day workout. I’m actually surprised it wasn’t closer to 44rpms. At times I was doing under 40rpms for decent stretches. Probably would’ve helped even just a little bit if I had swapped in my 28-11 that’s still sitting on my lonely rear tire that hasn’t been used since I got my KCore last Oct.
At first I had to stand on any gradient of 8% or higher. Which was almost all of the first half, except for a few corners and dips where I could sit for a few seconds. My back was aching after the first 10 minutes. Towards the top there were more sections under 10%, and my lower back was getting quite sore, so I started sitting even if it was 8% or sometimes 9% - even if I was doing under 40rpms, but sometimes standing when I got tired and 9% got too hard. There’s a good 40-45 second stretch somewhere before bend 1 where I was doing between 31-39 rpms with an extended stretch between 32-34rpms.