Thanks for the wonderful community and help on TrainerRoad!
I’d like to start racing in criteriums next year, but I’m very intimidated by how little everyone weighs. I started cycling last May and while I did lose about 20lbs overall, I’ve stayed at 220lbs for the last 4 months; I’m a 5’11" male as a reference.
Personally I am happy with my body as I also do powerlifting and kickboxing, but am I going to be able to compete as a heavy rider or is there no chance I will even be able to hang on to the group. I can hold my own in spirited group rides but I get bogged down on any significant climbs that last over 2 minutes.