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Old 05-24-10, 06:01 PM
Climbing Above It All
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I have no idea so I'll let you tell me. I got beat soundly this weekend by 20 minutes on a hilly metric by a 60yo woman. Ok, she finished in the lead group and has 10 National Championship medals to her credit. When I look at a ride profile I can predict my ride time by the formula 20mph + 10 minutes for every 1000' of climbing (loop ride). So where does that put me? On one hand I got squashed by a 60yo superwoman and on the other I can generally hold a decent pace over long rides. BTW, I ride at least 6000 miles each year in the mountains. But I'm not what most young dudes would consider fast.

No 15% grade claims for me. I know what a grade like that feels like and it's not pretty.
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