But he is saying if you regear you can keep your speed while keeping the RPM's manageable.
Also practice controlling your shift. If you let it jump into the second gear real hard all the time it will start breaking things quick. And it is difficult to find replacement parts for those engines. Which is why they are not as popular as an a35 which you can buy OEM parts to rebuild from the ground up. You will start learning the feel of it just before it shifts. Just turn off the throttle while it shifts then gun it again as soon as it has made the move to second. You will not lose any speed doing this but will save life on your engine.
Thanks for posting an update!