Although road racing is tough, it also comes with enjoyment for the riders. Training with difficulty is acceptable for the purpose of building endurance. There comes a moment, however, when one needs to incorporate some fun in the riding and go on in the tournament with psyche. It makes one want to do the same over and over again. Therefore, the aim of cycling even in a tournament is not just to focus on winning but winning with a smile.
Achieving this just requires adjusting the gears of the road bike. These bikes, thanks to the need to manoeuvre varied terrains, come loaded with gears. They can either be too high or too low, depending on the kind of skill that the racer attempts to achieve during their training.
In the case that the gears are left without any adjustment, this might significantly affect the speed and the distance that the rider actually achieves. Additionally, gears that are too low may cause the racer to be left out in the process of spinning out. In the case that they are too high, the racer may fall into the danger of being unable to turn the pedals sufficiently fast during tough moments and may even come to a halt when trying to climb steep hills. This means, the magic behind enjoyment and winning lies in the optimisation of the gears: not too tight and not too loose, and in a way that considers the capability of the rider.
The rider’s ability comes into play because the gears only allow the rider to optimise their power, turning most of the energy produced by the rider into speed. The implication is that with a good combination of gears, riders of different strengths can achieve a similar amount of power output in a race. Therefore, the right adjustment ought to help one to output more, in order to win the tournament.