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    What would you call a 'rolling' course?

    I'm programming a few 50 mile courses on my RealAxiom trainer system for use this winter. My training calls for rides on "rolling" courses. I can program any variety of grades and distances (ex 5 miles at 3%, 0.25 miles at 10%, etc).

    What grades and distances would you consider "rolling"? Remember, I live in corn country Ohio (pretty flat).

    Thanks

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    For me, a rolling course is anything from about 25-75 feet of climbing per mile, obviously consisting of small ups and downs throughout.

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    mostly shorter hills of about 1/4 to 1/2 mile long and grades of 4-7%. but that's just what comes to my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    mostly shorter hills of about 1/4 to 1/2 mile long and grades of 4-7%. but that's just what comes to my mind.
    I use 6% as the cutoff, but 1/4 to 1/2 mile long is about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo
    For me, a rolling course is anything from about 25-75 feet of climbing per mile, obviously consisting of small ups and downs throughout.

    --Steve
    I'd say right in the middle of that. 50ft of climb per mile with climbs no longer than a mile or so is what I'd call rolling. Standard deviation of 25ft

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    This sounds about right then. The course I did this morning had some 2%-5% grades from 0.25 miles to 1.0 mile in length.

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