Please let me describe someone I care about and I am worried. I like to know if someone knows this issue better then I do.
Male, 43 years, 190 lbs, 6ft 2", waist 35-36, active hiking and casual biking with a beater bike.
So what seems to be the problem? I got him a good road bike and we went riding. He cannot maintain a steady cadence of say 15 MPH on flat (no wind). Pedals at 80 RPM + and needs to stop every few minutes.
Should he and I worry that something is wrong or is this not surprising?
In other words: If he were to go to a sports doctor and be put on a resistance trainer, he could not do it for any length of time.
He can hike at a good clip for ten miles.