I did it. Finally after a year of training with Petrina Tulissi at CyclingCentre.ca I rode this morning with the big kids and (aside from a couple of small hills) I stayed with them for our 35-km training ride.
I am overjoyed.
This is a BF deal in my life. By the time I got back to Chez West I had done over 50-km this morning which is amazing. Plus I feel great.
Serious road cycling is a lot more about technique than it is about strength or even fitness (although you can’t discount either one). It’s about knowing how to reduce your output while increasing your speed. It’s about being unafraid.
Having said that I just rode through my first downpour and I was so scared and intent about keeping up I forgot to turn on the GoPro. Missed some pretty good shots of water flying up from the tires.
Cannot thank Petrina, her cycling classes and the riders from the CyclingCentre.ca enough for this stellar morning.