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    Farmer tan f4rrest's Avatar
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    Good bike day - hit 2 goals

    There was a hill I attempted 6 weeks ago and had to walk it halfway: climb is 500ft over 0.8 mile. Is this considered a steep hill? (felt like it).
    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...k/179936626146

    Yesterday, I made it all the way up in middle chainring, non-stop, standing on the pedals. Kept thinking "just to the next light pole" and kept passing them. Legs are totally sore today, and achilles tight... will need a day or two off to heal 'em. Also first consecutive day under 200lbs.

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    Senior Member tabnlu's Avatar
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    Way to go. Standing that much is hard work. Your legs must be getting very strong.
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    Nice work! Climbing gets easier the more you do it.

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    Congrats on both! Hills are just weakness leaving the body, remember that. (Also can be applied to pain, rain, and pretty much anything else uncomfortable )

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    12% grade over .8 mile-that would be steep for me! nice work!

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    Yeah, still sore today but rode 16 easier miles. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm thinking of hitting this hill every 3 days if my legs hold up...

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