i've been riding with the school team on sundays for the last 3 weeks and also one sunday (yesterday). i really don't have a good benchmark because i've only ridden 4 times and each entailed very different riding groups, but i've found that even though i can keep pace in a paceline at a good clip (17-20mph), i totally lag if the incline goes past an estimated 2 degree incline. it's kinda embarrassing lol. granted, i was riding on a bad drivetrain which kept skipping teeth 20 miles from civilization and was recovering from a 75 mile yesterday...
basically, how do i go about improving my climbing quickly? i hate being dropped and i'm on a triple which is even more embarrassing