Alright lets face it folks some people are built to ride bikes very fast and others, well aren't. I'm one of those that isn't.
Even at my ideal weight I'll stiull have the body of a football player and not a runner or cyclist. Nothing I can do about it just the way GOD and genetics made me.
What does this mean? Well it means I get dropped often when I ride with the club. Now part of that is because I am over weight. But even after I lose all the weight I have a feeling my performance will only improve slightly. then again maybe it wil improve a great deal, time will tell.
So am I going to quite cycling? Hell no! I don;t really care if I get dropped by the group. As long as I know the route I have no problem with it. I hold my own and keep my heart rate where it is supposed to be. I'm not going to over do it and exhaust myself because I want to keep up. I used to burn myself out early then get dropped off the back. When I did that I would be miserable for the rest of the ride. Not any more. Now I ride at my own ability and continue to improve my performance.
Thanks for reading, just thought I'd share.
Anyone else deal with things like this since they have been riding?