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Originally Posted by Dave Horne View Post
Hills? What are hills?
HILL. Nearly impossible to describe, as individual definitions vary so widely, but you'll know it when you see it. Some go up. Other, more popular ones, go down. Do not panic when you see the 'up' variety. Instead, carefully assess the gradient, mentally flip through your available gears to find its equal, then dismount and enjoy your ability to become an instant pedestrian.
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
Marco Pantani was famous for standing ALL THE TIME with his hands in the drops.
What kind of triangle did that make? I'd strain myself just googling it.

Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
There is no right or wrong. It all depends on what type of bike you're riding...I have no choice but to stand up because all my bikes are FG/SS...The only way for me to get up hills is to stand up on the pedals.
Another singlespeeder here, on a steady diet of hills. As the going gets tougher, spend more time out of the saddle than on, each turn of the cranks a little victory. When I had gears I was on the spin cycle.


Really steep hills can cause hallucinations near the summit.
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