It happened. June I realized I was getting old (older :-) ) with my 40th coming up. I then realized I was getting closer to 300 than 200 sitting at 257 lbs. Even had one weigh in at 260 but not sure it counted cuz it was later in the day...anyway back to the point.
I started riding my mtn bike with my little ones and remembered how much I like riding. Since then, I have been riding ever since. I started with riding my mtn bike on the city streets here in Salt Lake and eventually found my old slicks. That made a great difference. I am now up to 5 to 6 days a week.
I have developed an affinity to climbing hills. Gives me so much adrenaline. I also have got my old road bike going. I like how fast it can go.
BUT I am a little frustrated and could use some ideas. I am down to 231 lbs and feeling great. But I am slow on my road bike. I keep reading that 17 - 18 mph average is good on a roadie. But I am usually 16.2. Had 1 day at 17.
I know it is the hills. I do not have a lot of money to go buy a new bike. I have a 54, 39 up front and 11-24 on the back...here where we live we have hills every where I ride.
I need to go faster. I want to go faster. What can I do? I am thinking about just attacking hills once or twice a week. Picking some really good hills. Should I do that only once a week or twice? And can I tell you how week I fill pushing the 39x24.
I can not change the cassette in the back. It is so old. It is not a modern cassette. so I think it is up to my legs. But man I hate feeling so slow on my road bike. I felt fast on my mtn bike.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.