Commuting - I climbed that hill today !!!!
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04-16-08, 08:34 AM
around 250 Ft elevation in around half a mile or so. I dont know what the grade would be, but it was my nightmare and I always used to walk that hill. Took that sucker down today (only at 4.5 mph speed, and one break for a minute or so half way !)
Feels great ! The sense of conquer and the soar legs feel good today ;)
04-16-08, 08:40 AM
Good on ya! Taking a longtime 'nemisis hill' is ALWAYS satisfying. A sure sign you're getting stronger.
04-16-08, 09:12 AM
Congrats! Some day soon you'll be able to do it without a break. There's one hill on my regular ride route that's about 150' over 1/4 mile. It can be a PITA on some days, yet a complete breeze on others. *shrug*
04-16-08, 11:45 AM
04-16-08, 12:33 PM
Good job! Always nice to beat a hill like that!
04-16-08, 01:04 PM
Thats about 9-10% slope, pretty good. I love hill climbs. You know if you get to the top and don't feel like you're about to pass out, you need a bigger hill.
04-16-08, 01:45 PM
Congrats. I used to have a hill like that on my commute. I'd always be dead at the top but it does feel good.
04-16-08, 05:36 PM
Congrats, I have a monster of a hill on my commute (ironically enough I have one both ways) and it is a great feeling to beat it every day!
Joshua A.C. New
04-16-08, 06:20 PM
I just built up a road bike (an old Cannondale (http://glyphpress.com/talk/index.php/2008/04/04/jit-jaaa-gaaaaaa/) road frame) and deliberately geared it pretty high, cuz going out the driveway and into town is relatively flat. But that's only if I turn *right* out of the drive. If I turn *left*...
So I'm looking forward to being where you are.
04-17-08, 08:08 AM
Thanks everyone for all the encouraging posts ! My next goal is get the sucker down without any break :d
There was a hill near my house that I could never climb when I just started riding last year. Then at the peak of my fitness in October/November I managed to sprint most of it after steadily managing to do more and more of it.
I am less in shape now, but I can still get up it. It is also partly a mind thing and knowing you can climb it.
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