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Old 04-16-08, 07:34 AM   #1
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I climbed that hill today !!!!

around 250 Ft elevation in around half a mile or so. I dont know what the grade would be, but it was my nightmare and I always used to walk that hill. Took that sucker down today (only at 4.5 mph speed, and one break for a minute or so half way !)

Feels great ! The sense of conquer and the soar legs feel good today
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Old 04-16-08, 07:40 AM   #2
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Good on ya! Taking a longtime 'nemisis hill' is ALWAYS satisfying. A sure sign you're getting stronger.
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Old 04-16-08, 08:12 AM   #3
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Congrats! Some day soon you'll be able to do it without a break. There's one hill on my regular ride route that's about 150' over 1/4 mile. It can be a PITA on some days, yet a complete breeze on others. *shrug*
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Good job!
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Good job! Always nice to beat a hill like that!
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Thats about 9-10% slope, pretty good. I love hill climbs. You know if you get to the top and don't feel like you're about to pass out, you need a bigger hill.
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Congrats. I used to have a hill like that on my commute. I'd always be dead at the top but it does feel good.
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Congrats, I have a monster of a hill on my commute (ironically enough I have one both ways) and it is a great feeling to beat it every day!

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I just built up a road bike (an old Cannondale road frame) and deliberately geared it pretty high, cuz going out the driveway and into town is relatively flat. But that's only if I turn *right* out of the drive. If I turn *left*...

So I'm looking forward to being where you are.
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Thanks everyone for all the encouraging posts ! My next goal is get the sucker down without any break :d
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Old 04-17-08, 08:03 AM   #12
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There was a hill near my house that I could never climb when I just started riding last year. Then at the peak of my fitness in October/November I managed to sprint most of it after steadily managing to do more and more of it.

I am less in shape now, but I can still get up it. It is also partly a mind thing and knowing you can climb it.
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