I usually ride with a couple of mates who are generaly much faster than I am at takling ascents. I always manage the climb so I can't be classed as unfit, plus the fact I weigh 15stone to their 13 stone average im sure contributes to this. Is there anyone else here who is usually at the back end when it comes to taking in a climb? Wish I could beat them but I really can't see me shedding two stone. Although saying that I have lost a stone since before xmas, which can't be bad.