So I'm curious if I'm just a freakshow or if others do this too.
I was on a hill climbing ride this morning (if any of my photos came out, I'll post a few) and I noticed yet again that when I'm tired or when the grade is really steep (say 20% or so), I don't just stand out of the saddle or get really far forward. I will actually get my ass way up in the air, project way out over the front wheel, lean way down with my face maybe 4 or 5 inches off the tire, and mash along at 5 mph.
My suspicion is that this is another way to get those larger and more numerous muscle groups on the back of the thighs and butt to do the work.
Anyone else do this?