I have been cycling for almost about 9 years now. I believe, I have worked myself up to become quite a efficient cyclist. Still, I never felt the need to upgrade my gears to 10 speed, except in races.
Now, here is my recent small story
A fresher, who just bought a expensive bike with everything the modern technology offers, is suddenly bullying a 7 speed bike of mine in the race.
Here I am cycling my butt off, with maintaining as much high cadence as I can. And there he comes, cycling with a very average cadence without even the breaking a sweat and pulling up way ahead of me.
There has to be something like
techniques an fairly experienced rider can pull-off to at least become competitive with 10-speeders?