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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Bikes: Pinarello Prince, 1980's 531 steel fixie commuter, FrankenMTB
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I'm a big guy, and I've had troubles with hills too. Part of the problem is that I MTB'd for the first year that I knew how to ride a bike (i've known how to ride for 1 year and 1 month now
) so I was used to being able to drop into ridiculous gears.
What I've been doing is dropping it into a nice low gear, and spinning up to about 90RPM. Do that on that hill until it's more comfortable. Next time, put it one cog higher, but make sure to keep it at 90. That's helped me a lot, and I've moved up 3 cogs so far, and climbing is getting a lot easier.
Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.