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First big climb

Old 06-10-12, 01:20 PM
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First big climb

This was my ride this morning. This is my second attempt at the hill in the beginning. The first time was last weekend and was at the end of our ride where as this time we tackled it first. I can proudly say I made it with only stopping once and it was almost at the top. My heart rate was getting a little too high for comfort, but my legs were fine. The rest of the ride was awesome.
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Old 06-10-12, 04:24 PM
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very nice. Did you max out the gears?

Its all about rhythm and breathing. Something I am still working on
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Old 06-10-12, 05:57 PM
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Oh yeah, gears were maxed. The breathing is my problem. By the time I realize I need to control my breathing, I am already panting like a dog.
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Kelep at it and you'll notice a marked improvement with each attempt. Before you know it you'll be upshifting three gears and standing on the pedals to conquer it. There's a steep hill on one of the trails i ride that just last year i would select the easiest gear and spin my legs off for 5 straight minuets. Now I stand on the pedals and i reach the sumit in 2 with energy to spare.
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About 1100 ft in 4 miles, that's a darn good climb!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
About 1100 ft in 4 miles, that's a darn good climb!
I read it as 600' in four miles-still impressive, especially at 12mph avg. My first "big" was 435' in four miles at 8mph.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
I read it as 600' in four miles-still impressive, especially at 12mph avg. My first "big" was 435' in four miles at 8mph.
Oh yeah, I didn't look at the ele reading. I just assumed it was one big climb.
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Yeah, It was about 600'. Im fairly certain I couldnt double that in the same distance, lol. If it wasnt for the wind we had to ride in for part of the ride it would have been a near perfect morning.
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