Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SW Florida
Bikes: '04 Trek 2300; '06 Bianchi Pista; '57 Maclean; '10 Scott CR1 Pro; 2005 Trek 2000 Tandem; '09 Comotion Macchiato Tandem; 199? Novara Road; 2014 Cannondale T2 tandem
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Originally Posted by Winnershcyclist
I think I must have a mental block understanding all this or the blood drains from my head and all I can do is struggle I remember thinking, read keep your arms relaxed when the time came I gripped on for dear life... I am going to travel to the climbs I think I have become to casual and ride within a comfort zone where I live no climbing involved...
Thre are a couple of hills dropping down from the Ridges around Finchampstead at the top end of Wellingtonia Ave that you could thrash up and down on, rather than have to travel to find some.
As for gearing, the bigger the cog (sprocket) on the back, the lower the gear and conversely on the front (chainring);i.e. the smaller, the lower the gear. You'll soon get it!