I have been riding for 9 months now.
Down to 210 lbs (5'6")and average around 14 miles an hour on my rides from 1 hour to 3 hours.
I joined my first C ride yesterday and even though they stated it was a hilly ride, I felt like I sucked.
24 miles, 2200 ft of climbing in slightly less than two hours.
I felt I struggled from about mile 7, early in the ride from successive climbs from 6-13 % grade with a couple of 18 %
This is a link to the strava segment. Bike Ride Profile | Thursday C ride near York | Times and Records | Strava
I know my hill climbing is stronger, but compared to the rest of the rider's I really sucked and they left me behind like I was standing still.
Does hill climbing get easier, or is it a thing that just takes time or only improves with weight loss.
I know I am carrying 50 lbs more than I should be on the climbs.