Mountains suck...or am I just out of shape?
Just some thinking out loud:
I'm from SE Texas where there ain't no mountains. I went for a ride with a friend in the mountains today with LOTS of steep ups and downs. Basic rundown, I flat ran out of gas:( I almost didn't make it up the last hill even pushing my bike. Plus on the way back my butt was especially painful. Time for better shorts?
I know more climbing will help. I'm down to between 210 and 215, but my cardio is still poor. I'm shooting for <180. I also think I need to raise my seat a hair to remove more bend from my legs...and drink more water...and fuel up better before riding...and get rid of sodas....