Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Great White North
Bikes: 16' Surly Cross Check, Schwinn RD700(on trainer)
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My bike came with a 12 -27. For the first 2 weeks I REALLY missed my triple touring bike, now not so much. Where I live most of the hills average 7-10% and I avoid them most of the time. My 20 mile rides usually only have about 600ft of climbing but there is one that has about 100ft of 19% and average of 9% but is only 1/2 mile long. I can just barely do that one. If you completed 10 of 12 miles in a loop, why not just finish instead of doing another 10 miles? As far as the hill, there is no shame in walking if you have to to get to the crest, you WILL conquer it and it will feel GREAT. been there done that!
Last edited by daviddavieboy; 05-25-14 at 06:35 AM.