Right now I live in DC and I can't find any hills to simulate the hill climb I will be doing this summer as part of an important stage race on my calendar. That hill (in Washington State) is about 8 miles long at approx. 4% (max 10%). Is there any way to train for this here where it is really pretty flat?
I am posting a separate thread in the DC area forum to see if there are any climbs like that near here. I don't have a car and everywhere I have ridden in the last 6 months seems to be pretty flat. So let's assume for a moment that there really are no hills. What then?