Starting out in road cycling - building up fitness and distance tips?
I have just purchased my first road bike, a lovely Specialized Allez Elite 2014. Super bike after only 2 outings.
I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on starting out, such as distances to aim for (currently done around 8.5km the first day (yesterday) and 8.4km today. I feel a bit pathetic to be honest with you.
Do you have any tips on building up distance on the bike, how to improve stability on the bike when signalling and reaching for my bottle (I'm weak at signalling, and I don't want to drink whilst riding until I'm more stable (does building core strength improve this).
Any other advice for a novice roadie would be appreciated