So I have been doing very little on the bike with 3 trips out in a month. Today I decided it was time to take out the road bike.
I had a nice little 15.4 mile ride with a few good climbs in it planed. on my final climb I was starting to feel the gradient but managed to catch a group of roadies up ,to my relief. I said the hi and hung on at the back for a little to catch my breath,I could see they were tiered to so I moved through the group having a chat And found out they were doing a similar route, I took my turn at the front for the steeper section and the majority, knowing I was stopping at the top to see my other half at work in the pub. I was then ridiculed for having a triple and forcing them to keep up on the hill, I hadn't dropped gear or increased speed. Did I do something wrong? should i have slowed to a low them to be pulled a little more?
on the plus side i got my PB on most of the hills and a climbed almost 1800 feet over the distance in an hour and 10 mins, which I was more than happy with considering a duff shoulder and being unfit.