Iím new to road cycling. I went out this past WE and did a 26 mile ride, climbing 2526 feet. It took me two hours and I had a hard time following my friend cyclist. He had to wait for me at the top of some if not most climbs. I HATE THAT!! This is my 3rd time out this season and I HATE having trouble following. What can I say, Iím a competitive type personality. :-D
Is there any gym training exercises to help me be a better climber, faster pace rider and increase my endurance. And/or do I need to ride more? During riding is there anything to bring me to another level.
Thanks for sharing for what works for you.