After a somewhat dismal performance season so far this year, I realize that I really need to lose weight. I am still carrying about 10 lbs of extra fat on me since I now have an office job but that is easy to lose..my problem is that I always lifted weights until a couple of years ago, and so still carry a fair amount of upper body muscle, even after not having lifted a weight in two years at least. When really lean I am 5 foot 8 1/2 and weight about 165.
I am in really good shape right now otherwise, and until I hit a climb, usually ride really strong. I don't want to risk losing leg muscle or performance, anything like that?
Is there a way or am I just out of luck?