I know I mostly hang around in the Clyde Triathlon thread these days but I ventured out because I like to go right to the experts when I have a question.
It was brought to my attention by a 56:30 10 mile ride during my triathlon last weekend that I need to work on my climbing. I am well aware that the only way to get better at climbing is to climb. I've started that work already, and seeing a little bit in the way of results already.
My question relates to gear selection. I have realized other than the approximately 4 gears I use on a regular basis, I have no idea how to use my gearing. I currently ride a Fuji with a triple up front and 7 in the back. I went from freewheel to cassette when I put a new wheel on back last year (I still owe the guy a thanks, just have to remember who sent it), so the cogs may not be exactly the same but are close to 14-34. There was an overdrive cog in the back that I dont have anymore so it might be a 14-28 (its a standard Shimano).
I understand it's better to be spinning on the way up as opposed to fighting my way up.
What should I be trying to climb these darn hills in?