Among the major problems in recent Journeys is a left buttocks quickly cramps up in pain. Various things today in combination seem to be mitigating that. Long stroke. Finishing it. One leg in total rest while the other thrusts, levers, the vehicle forward. Feeling the weight of the vehicle throughout the thrust. Torso 2 in to the right to empower the right leg and buttocks and take stress off of the left. Maintaining sufficient speed that the legs are not idling on cotton candy but actually doing work of thrusting the vehicle forward. Staying in touch with leveraging the vehicle forward throughout the thrust.
Warning, there is something about slowing the Cadence or reducing the leg power the signals to the body, you don't have to complete The Strokes. Avoid this! Complete every thrust, lever, stroke!
especially, especially, especially finish the long stroke during any and all changes in pressure, acceleration, Cadence, grade…….
Take great care regarding rigidity in the ankle and pressure with the feet. Sensing with the foot pad seems to be crucial but any rigidity or force in the feet tends to translate into signals to the body to accommodate the circularity of the pedal stroke and that is a disaster.
The sensor in the foot pads is crucial but so is the sensation in the completing underside of the thigh and maybe the thigh more generally when in a proper stroke.
Note regarding completing the thrust. Completing the leveraging forward of the vehicle as judged by the underside of the thigh or possibly the knee.
Update. The threat and existence of severe wind suggested dramatically increasing the motor power ratio Too Human which was done and the final 30 minutes were quite interesting.
That's a whole different environment for the body. Much higher Cadence, much smoother, much more normal to level ground travel. First time in many months that we have experienced that.
All of the above in this log was Affirmed. Something was quickly added though. The notion of a sphere or something at the knees. The function of this was not to dominate but to empower this higher Cadence higher power situation to achieve a smoothness into each forward leveraging. And this condition including probably a slight adrenaline rush yielded half hour of sustained 130 up to 170 watts per hour human and it didn't feel that difficult. James, do not get tempted to be some Hero on the next Voyage now. The purpose is simply to exercise in the background while study is in the foreground. But it is nice to know that if there is ever sustained level ground travel again that some of the old high output numbers May begin to return.