Maybe the hills are just very steep where I am, cant check gradients or anything because I have no power meter.
But I just cant seem to spin up hills, not even in my granny ring on my triple, 30x26...I am ALWAYS mashing and going 7-8mph... I looked up some grades and it is like 4-5% only. am I just really weak? my buddies tell me i have a huge aerobic capacity, taking on long rides easily, but climbing is hell for me. I hit 180-190BPM on every climb we do. I am 17 so i am gussing it is near MHR