I rode a hybird all last year . 20 to 30 miles a day. I purchased a entry level road bike and Ive ridden between 40 and 50 miles a day since may . People tell me Im cruising at around 30 MPH . Im using cars to draft and I have to be going 30 to get to the position to be able to draft off a car . Ive lost 35 pounds and have little if anymore body fat . I need to take the next step . I want to comppete . Some of you know that Im have an invisable disabilty .ie epilepsy . So , I no longer work . Im training twice a day on my road bike . Whats the next step ? I cant travel much , I have no licence . All I do is troll the street for races , no bikers ? No problem , Ill race a car . But , I feel I have to compete . I cant take a day off . Biking is my mood med . Im addicted . I think I can compete with my age group and dominate at this level . I never get out of breath and the only pain is when I go anerobic . I do this twice a week on my 25 mile loops . Ill sprint up hill totally insane with a extremely high cadence . Thats the only day Im sore .
ps . I go to the pool and women come up to me and say , " hey , I know you , your the bike man" Kids are buying road bikes now in my nieghborhood . They ask me questions and stuff . Im glad , cause before I biked , all I did was sit around playing X-Box and playstation .
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Is there a question here other than the thread title? Stop by an LBS and get some info. They should be able to answer any questions you have. They may even have a club you could join and start doing training rides with.
You have a fan here, Jarhead. Just be careful you don't burn out. You need to start doing organized century rides as soon as possible. That will give you an opportunity to ride with other people and should be a big motivator.
Bike shops should be able to direct you to some rides or you should be able to find them on the internet.