So, I'm out for my Friday night ride, (Long Island, NY) and I come up on this guy with his back wheel off and cursing and all. He's got a flat and doesnt have levers. So I stop, being a nice guy, and give him some levers and my pump to use......WELL, 30 minutes later the guys done and askes if I want to ride with him.....well, yeah I do, cause you just killed my ride. So He offers me the lead, but I know I'm a clydesdale (275) so I let him lead. He then proceded to take off like lightning.......stopping to wait for me enery 1/2 mile or so. Finally at one of his stops, he says "I dont want to be rude, but I have to go ahead....." I understand of course, I'd rather ride by myself and he takes off again.
Towards the end of the ride, I find Mr fast pants again cursing at his bike over a broken spoke....again chews my ear off, and then takes off. My chain sucked right at the end of the ride, and Bigshot was in his car pulling away (I could see him through the trees).
So I ask, why am I so damm slow...Is it my stamina, maybe my choice of gears(I'm staying in the middle ring the whole time)? Besides riding, duh, are there any good ways to get faster? should i do sprints or something on an easy section of trail......Please Help???