I am a pretty skinny girl. OK, I am a really skinny girl. My bent, is a lowracer style, and it weighs about 1/3 of what I do. A little less than a third. Anyways, I am ok on the flats and rolling hills, and rock into the wind. But on the kind of hills where I would stand up on the pedals on an upright bike, I just can't seem to generate the power I need. I shift down and down til I finally have no more gears then I tip over.
And walk. Which is really embarrassing. I need some ideas how to keep drving that baby up the big steep hills. I am fit, but don't have a lot of horsepower, I guess.