Okay, been cycling 10 months. I find that as soon as I reach about 5000 ft accumulative elevation gain during any given ride, my legs go to rubber. I cant seem to break past that ceiling. The next day, my legs are totally trashed, I cant find a comfortable position for them to be in, they just hurt.
Now, the question. Am I the only person who this happens to? Do you find that over time you are able to gain more and more elevation during a single ride and be fine with it? Is it just that I havent been riding long enough? Am I doing something wrong? Please tell me it gets better from here.
I see some of the double centuries here is California with 18k ft of elevation gain and my heart nearly explodes.