I have to admit that when I was younger I rode my bicycle as fast as I could.
Do any of you out there do the same? Have you slowed down with age?
On a group ride, did you ever turn a tour into a race?
I never had a cycling coach. I'm 40+ years old now. A while back I bought an electric bicycle, which is governed so the motor cuts out at 20MPH. I have to liken an electric bicycle to a tandem, the motor is the stoker and coach.
I haven't been riding the ebike lately, I'm back to just pedals, but it has left an impression on me. I have learned to pace myself. Instead of trying to accelerate, I stay at a steady speed and cadence. My legs no longer burn after a ride, I don't get cramps.
What makes you go at maximum speed? Is it [teenage]drivers honking and cursing? Is it the 30 MPH sign, which looks so attainable when you're going 25? Are the [teenage] drivers going to stop cursing if you go 5 MPH faster? (25 to 30)
Agree or Disagree- It takes a cycist a mile and a half to accelerate to 30 MPH. Snap acceleration will burn your legs out.