The lackluster winter has kept a number of riders out there on the roads. I've been seeing the one I call Slow-cadence Woman many mornings as I drive to work.
She turns the pedals at about 50 rpm. She has some sort of spiffy Cannondale racing bike. She has the clothes. This morning she was out there at about 27 degrees, turning her 50 rpm along Route 302, same as ever.
Does she ever spin it up? I have no idea. She doesn't seem to be grinding hard on a big gear. She just floats along at that 50 rpm in a mid-range gear, day after day.
Hey, she's out there and I'm not. I'm not criticizing, just observing. Fifty rpm.