Okay so i ride my road-bike (Trek Madone) on this popular road for cycling and every time im out there this really thin guy (probably 20 years old) passes by me so fast i can never catch him. He probably the skinniest guy i've ever seen... I'm pretty thin myself... 5'10 180lbs but this guy is probably 6'0ft and 120lbs easily the leanest guy I've ever seen in my life... looks like the guy you would see in the tour de france.
Usually when ride i have a bike computer and i was going really hard 22 mph for a short time no tailwind flat road... and he flies past me like i was standing still... i didn't even know what to do. made me feel like i was really freaking slow.
last weekend i looked over my shoulder and i saw him coming so i timed it right i finally jumped on the back of his wheel and tried holding on for as long as possible. i looked down on my computer and it said we were going 27.5mph... on a flat road with NO tailwind!!!! i dropped off after about 15 seconds because my heart-rate was in the 180's felt like I was going to die... and he just kept on going without ever looking back!
how the hell do i get even as close to being as strong as this guy? i mean... he's going so unbelievably fast by himself and holding the speed for god knows how long. i can't even sit in his draft for 20 seconds man... what should I do to train like him? 27.5mph on a flat with no tail-wind? Sometimes he is out there drafting behind a scooter kind of thing... like a small motorcycle. Does that make you faster?