Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vandalia OH
Bikes: 2011 Cannondale Quick 5, 2014 Raleigh Revenio 2.0
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The more I bike the more routes I gather. I have various forms of commutes, long (for me) rides, hour exercise ones, and a pain route.
My pain route is around 10.5 miles long and it has rolling hills that mostly decline on the way out and therefore mostly incline on the way back and at the half way point there is a significant long hill to go down followed by an immediate steep hill back up. I've started doing this route as hard as I can to push myself and see how fast I can get it done. On the way out I use the downward trending elevation to keep my speed as high as I can then when I hit the big hill I go up it as fast as my burning legs and lungs allow me to. From that the ride home is nothing more than to see how much I can stand to deal with the pain on the rolling hills.
Last night when I got home I was destroyed. It felt great.