The good news, tonight for the first time I hit a 15mph average moving speed on the Schwinn Voyaguer 7.
Of course it was just for 19 minutes on the commute back from Church but its another milestone for me.
On to the question. I have noticed especially when climbing the hills that I am pulling back hard on the handlebars. So hard that I almost pull myself out of the saddle when I am trying pedal. Is this because of the relaxed geometry of the Voyaguer?
I know that I am guilty of a little mashing but my average cadence on the way back tonight was 80 RPM and still when I need more power I was doing Lat Pulls with the handlebars. The only way I do not pull on the handlebars is when I let my cadence slow down to about 60 when climbing in low gear or when I stand to pedal. Yet, I also find it hard to stand on the Voyaguer.
Any tips on my technique to continuing improving my spinning ability and average moving speed or am I reaching the limits of the comfort bike geometry?
Thanks in advance.