I love to ride my bike, I am going to try to ride 5+ days a week, obviously without killing myself, because I want to race some day, I'm 16 years old. But I ride with my dad a lot which he is VERY slow (20-25km/12-15mi/hr)!!...on a flat...
I can average about 30-35km (18-21mi)/hr solo for at least 60km (37mi)(never tried any further solo). I have a few questions about this:
1. Does my fathers slow pace hurt my performance/training? I know it's base miles but it's like everyday so I can rarely train at my tough pace.
2. I am looking in getting a Garmin Edge speedometer to track my HR/cadence, I hear you need to get one if you want to race. Any info I need about this? Is it worth it/if so which is a good one?
3. Is there anything I can do to give myself a better chance to become better at riding (ie. training routines, tips/tricks etc.) ?
Thanks in advance.