In fairness to James, she has been in one type of environment, insanely difficult climbing, for approaching a year, and now, just these recent weeks, back into long-distance cycling.
So much, if not everything, that excruciating Lee difficult winter cycling wise if not all is being used.
But still, the lesson from the vehicle culminating this morning, James, your job is to generate between 4 and 10 hours of energy output per day and to deliver it as efficiently and sustainably as possible to the crank mechanism. Your job is not to move the vehicle over Hills, not to compensate for minor fluctuations, etc etc.
And now, the orb is back! The best friend ever. James job is to deliver generate, and deliver, clean is sufficient sustainable energy not to the crank but to the orb. Non fluctuating, efficient, sustainable.
This provides the gigantic benefits of giving the body something to focus on. Not limits to find, but a centrality to organize around. whereas there is not a gigantic jump in power output to level seen a year-and-a-half ago, it is much more sustainable, much less frustrating, and not a power decrease. Chasing the limits of the system, chasing slight variations in momentary travel is exhausting, probably damaging to the body, and very very frustrating. Very distracting. There is variation sphere, the cylinder, but much less so than these other things. And chasing that subtly to keep pressure on it is much more achievable. And, driveshaft, bearings, is such that it may be a near-perfect problem solving real-time solution. That is, if James goal is to keep constant pressure, constant force, constant sustainable energy on the orb, everything else must find its optimal place in doing that ultimately to turn the crank. Pretty sure.