I participated in an organized cycling event today that covered about 84 miles. This is pretty far for me.
Throughout the day other cyclists quickly gained on me and passed me, seemingly without effort. I matched their pedaling pace but I wasnít moving forward as quickly as they were. Theyíd pass by and vanish on the horizon. Iím not trying to break any speed records but Iíd like to know why Iím putting out so much effort without the same results as others. I donít seem to be able to get any speed going and I get pretty tired. It seems to me thereís something inefficient in my technique, but what? I weigh 186 pounds and am riding a Bianchi Eros. Iíve been riding all summer but I'm still a newbie.