Originally Posted by Weirdo
I'm hoping for a move this year to Victoria (British Columbia) It's the epicentre of road cycling in Canada. Year round riding there and great roads. A lot of my training is in prep to keep even close to the lads down there.
In late summer I was there and did a 100 mile ride with the boys and got fully schooled. I didn't pull once, just hung on to the wheel of who ever was in the back and tried to keep up all day. It was humiliating to a degree, but over beers was given some props by other riders for even keeping up to those lads. Still I'd like to be able to hang with those boys and take my turn pulling. I have a lot of work to do.
Originally Posted by Gummee!
Hanging on is always the first step. Once you know you can hang on, the rest is just details.
...I've been dropped more times than I can count
Me too. A great way to increase your speed is to ride with faster riders. It's the same with any sport....seek out better players and try to hang.