Yes Sir!!! And, I ride on nothing that is "just" flat - no monster hills but decent hills...
You have a problem with that?
Every time I go into the LBS - they just have a blast with me.
What I can say so far is - "Will Power" is huge in this sport but your body has to be healthy.....
I'm pretty healthy other than a kidney disease and 2 heel spurs on each foot.
PS: I didn't say I was riding 19-20mph but I do average 13.5mph. Just having fun and getting in shape brother.
Lots of riders in my area:
Saturday on my long 40 mile ride I was passed by several people. 1 Group came by and several said Hi, the dipchit in the middle says "Bye".
2 guys rode with me for just a few minutes and were really cool, they enjoyed talking to me and thought I was doing great, they went out of their way to say goodbye when we split up.
I will use that here after I get comfortable on my new bike.
Right now, I'm trying not to hurt myself, but push a little bit at the same time - if that makes since.
It's funny, because I could stand and be aggressive on a hill but the front tire squawls real quick.
Note to self; do not get aggressive until you lose some weight.
Took a picture today.