Hello all, especially those of you near the twin cities.
I was thinking of doing the MS ride through the Black Hills in South Dakota (WRATH - weekend ride around the hills) this fall, but I'm a little worried about the overall challenge. Here is the event website for those interested: http://bikenth.nationalmssociety.org...ils_WRATHroute It doesn't look so challengineg that I couldn't do it with proper training, but that's the problem... Where can I go around here to do some good hill training?
I live in Minneapolis which is pretty flat. When I think about the hills around here, most of the "big" ones that come to mind are around 1/4 mile or so and they don't have any significant elevation change. I would be willing to travel within reason (about an hour's drive) to start my ride, but I would prefer to stay a little closer. I'm looking for those 3-4 mile sustained efforts that I always hear about but can't seem to locate around here. Even if there was just one or two big hills that I could do repeats on, I would probably be ok with that. So, does anyone knoe of anything around here (or in western Wisconsin) that I could check out?
If I can't find any decent hills that are close, does anyone have any suggestions for hill training in the flatlands?
Thanks for the help and happy riding!