To be honest, I really love biking; I want to get good.
What do I have to do to get fast? This is more so for personal goal achievement, but I could consider racing.
I ride on the roads and do trail riding (xc mostly).
Now, I know you can't really tell me how fast I should go off road since you don't know the trails I ride on, so all comments should be related to road riding. Besides, pedaling is pedaling - mountain biking just requires different technique.
I figure, during the season, I'll have two hours or so I can spend training. Some days I'll have a lot more, some days less. What should I focus on in that time? Any sort of plan that works for people, rather than saying "I'm going to go that way *point* for an hour, and come back."
How fast would I have to be for racing? Right now I know I am slow, but I'm confident I'll improve.
Thanks for the feedback.