Tandem Mountain Climber
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes: Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
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I was wondering if any of you climbing experts have any suggestions for me, besides climb more (I already know that
Here is my issue. I climb at a pretty high cadence, in a relatively low gear. It seems like I am going pretty fast (based on passing other riders). It seems as if it is easier for me to go fast and rest for a minute after going for a bit, while other riders can just keep going slow-and-steady at a lower cadence.
It's like my legs don't like the low cadence. My bike is geared low-enough (lowest gear = 30/25), so it's not related to my machinery, it's physiological.
I guess what I am saying is I have plenty of power to fly up a hill at a pretty good speed for up to 10 min, but I cannot maintain a slower speed for a longer period of time. It's like my body want to do "all or nothing"
What is the best way to work on this? I want to train the smartest way possible, and thought that some of you would have an idea.