Used to be a climber..
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
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Whereabouts are you moving to? I live in a fairly hilly area, and can kick my own ass with climbing if I really wanted to.....not much in the way of flat rides, but I do have one short (16 mile) loop that I use for a recovery ride or time trial loop, since it only climbs like 500 vertical feet.....which works out to an average of 31 feet gained per mile, so that's not too bad.
On the flipside, I did a climbing interval workout on Monday in which I climbed 800 vertical feet in total of 9.9 miles. Considering that about 85+% of the climbing was done in three 1 mile climbing repeats (so, in 3 miles), it was a pretty rough workout. My sides hurt by the end of the 3rd repeat.