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Old 09-07-08, 08:45 PM
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waysidekoi
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pumping hills or spinning flats?

I've only been riding for a month and a half or so with about 200 miles under my belt, but i defintely want to climb harder and ride faster.

I have a few routes nearby that have varied combinations of hills. One route has an ascent from 360ft to 663ft which I struggle to keep an even cadence with, while the other routes are flatter with gradual inclines. Should I be riding the higher ascent route more often until I can climb it consistently without struggle or should I go for sustaining top speeds on the route that is flatter? These routes range from 15mi - 20mi in distance.

Which routine would allow me to become stronger and faster? And should I be riding these every day?
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