This might be a stupid question, but I am going to ask it anyway.
In hiking, there is a concept known as Energy Required Miles...you add one mile to your hike for every 500' in up and down in distance. The concept being that one would finish a 10 mile flat quicker and easier that a 10 mile hike with lots of climbing.
Is there a similar concept for biking? I am planning a 8-10 day trip that will have a lot of climbing for the first 100-150 miles. I'm a little nervous about accurately planning my miles per day and wonder if there are any tips for calculating what is realistic.
Dorky, I know.