I'm 275lbs right now and ride pretty often, ~120 miles/week and have alreay put 1100 miles on my bike since april. While I'm feeling more comfortable with longer rides, I feel that I had zero improvement going "up hill".
There's a bump on my early route, it's a .7 mile stretch that start at a damn stop sign and goes at a 2% grade for quarter mile, then it increases to 5% and then 8% grade "according to my edge 305". and that's enough to kill my legs when I get to the top of it. once I'm there, it's flat and even on my lowest gear 34-27 I can barely pedal.
What can I be doing wrong? I don't think such a bump should be that stressful to my legs.
I've tried both ways, going up at a higher cadence, ~rpm and also trying to get out of the saddle at a higher gear and use my weight, neither ways had a descent result.
Any tips on what can I be doing wrong? there got to be something wrong