Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Seeking hills

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Burlington, CT
    Posts
    129
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Seeking hills

    I have found that if you want to ride in New England you have to climb hills or take the whimpy route. I am getting in better shape and loosing lbs. I have started to love hill climbing, does anybody else feel this way or am I nuts. I can't get to the next level in our club rides without good hill times. ECB1

  2. #2
    Senior Member Herbie53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    6,132
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Like 'em too.

    Breaks up the ride and is good for some "forced" intervals..... unless you live in the mountains where a hill might go on for an hour or two!
    "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, then me will eat cookie." -Cookie Monster

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,876
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like hills too. Tend to get bored on flat rides.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love hills. I am slow getting up them, but there's something very satisfying about getting to the top and then looking back down to see where you started.

    If any of you are ever in my area, let me know. There is a climb on the Blue Ridge Parkway that I really love. It's the highest point on the parkway in VA. When you get to the top you can stand at the overlook and see the 3200 feet down to where the climb started....

  5. #5
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Hills, no it's just you!

    Hills....... you mean like 10,000 ft?

    Last Friday, Getting dirty! I mtb'd plenty about 4 years ago. Just started getting dirty again. I've forgotten what a good workout it can be. So if you want a good workout..........

    Last mile of the climb

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale Caad9-7/2009 BMC SLX01/2011 Marin Nail Trail 29er
    Posts
    1,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm going to Colorado tomorrow, to ride. Luckily I have a brother-in-law that owns a bike shop in Ft. Collins. I'll be riding Rist Canyon and Trail Ridge Road. One has 4000 ft of climbing over about 50 miles and the other will be a century ride with 8000 ft of climbing, that tops off at over 12,500 ft.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're from Burlington, CT, yes, you've got hills. Ever try riding from there over to Torrington then up to Goshen and on to Cornwall and Rt. 7?

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    557
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have also started climbing hills more. Last night, I only had about 30 mins of daylight, so I rode around our neighborhood climbing all of the hills. Most of them are about 200 ft each, down one up the next. Much better workout than if I just cruised down the bike path for 30 min.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Hill-Pumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In Oregon looking for more hills to ride
    My Bikes
    2013 Norco Sight Killer B-1,2013 Lynskey R330, 2008 Kona Jake
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have no choice were I live, do them or don't ride very far. So, I choose to like doing them and am looking for more places with hills. If there is any doubt, translate the phrase under my avatar.(Hint, it is Swedish)

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Burlington, CT
    Posts
    129
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    CT hills

    That is the area that we ride the tour of the Litchfield hills in August.

  11. #11
    Member Beerslinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Alert Bay, B.C.
    My Bikes
    Kona Blast, Norco CM2
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If I leave the house I have to go up a hill either way. Nice to slowly be able to push the bigger gears as I gain fitness.
    I can bike to work faster then my neighbour/coworker can drive. So much for cars being Superior.

    Riding from Vancouver to Seattle, June 19-20, 2010, in the ride to conquer cancer. To help me raise funds to fight this deadly disease please click here.

  12. #12
    Working On My Kit Tan Varina Drag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    My Bikes
    2010 Specialized Allez Double
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCosmo View Post
    If any of you are ever in my area, let me know. There is a climb on the Blue Ridge Parkway that I really love. It's the highest point on the parkway in VA. When you get to the top you can stand at the overlook and see the 3200 feet down to where the climb started....
    I'm working on getting my fitness level to the point where I can tackle that ride. There aren't a lot of hills in Richmond but I make it a point to hit the ones in my area as hard as I can. I can really fly over some of them freeway overpasses!

  13. #13
    foolishly delirious RatedZeroHero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Panhandle of NE
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beerslinger View Post
    If I leave the house I have to go up a hill either way. Nice to slowly be able to push the bigger gears as I gain fitness.
    for me it is North East South and West that have hills...

    used to struggle with em now it sprint up em!

    (yes I live in a hole type thingy...)

  14. #14
    Senior Member Jim from Boston's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,225
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ECB1 View Post
    I have found that if you want to ride in New England you have to climb hills or take the whimpy route. I am getting in better shape and loosing lbs. I have started to love hill climbing, does anybody else feel this way or am I nuts. I can't get to the next level in our club rides without good hill times. ECB1
    Hills around Boston are not too bad, but I was never that fond of them until this summer when I got an I-pod and downloaded a lot of favorite tunes selected with hill-climbing in mind. Now my dislikes have turned into opportunities for improved fitness, and I push up them signficantly faster.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •