Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Bikes: Burley Koosah / RANS Zenetik Pro / Catrike Expedition
Originally Posted by Hillbasher
I will put our 22 mile climb with 4500+ feet of gain against your headwind, and see which is a harder ride. LOL. Hey, I am just kidding around anyway, as you can't help it that the highest point in your state is what, 350 feet above sea level? Come try our mountain rides which at certain times of the year, (when the Santa Ana winds are blowing), have elevation gain and 35 plus MPH winds. Now that is a fun ride, NOT.
I hear you, but at least hills end. For the record, I think part of it is mental too. When you're riding up a mountain, it's obvious to your eyes why you're suffering. When riding into a 25 mph headwind on a wide open flat stretch of straight road, it screws with you. You look ahead and think "I should be FLYING right now!" and instead, you're crawling along at 8-12 mph. YUCK!
"Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."