I agree with you here. I think I'm over-analyzing it a bit. Come to think of it, most lifters I know don't do a whole lot of leg work. I think I'll just stick to higher reps and low to moderate intesity when working on the wheels. Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
ps As far as my bf% goes, I'm just estimating. Some people look leaner at 15% than others. I think I retain water
pretty easily and have to hover around 10%-11% to really feel lean.