Hello all, I am an Athena at 230 lbs trying to strengthen my legs, get my fast twitch muscles motoring and lose some weight.
Everywhere I ride around this part of New Jersey is anything but flat. For every downhill 'wee!' I get, I am met with another huff and puff hill. Sometimes, really steep ones. I'm starting to love it. I get all pumped up now when I see it and go "come on! bring it!" but I often end up going pretty slow by comparison, even though I'm working extremely hard. It's kind of embarrassing as other cyclists whiz past me.
I don't know how to gear up correctly for hills. I think my bike is TOO adjustable for me. I tend to stay on 2-3 or 1-5 for hills, but can't seem to get past that. I am starting to think that part of this stems from my saddle being too low and my knees hitting the bottom of my ribs. What do you think?
Who else loves hills?