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Moved to new house with large hill

Old 06-09-21, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
You know those launchers they have on aircraft carriers.
ok things are getting stooopid
Just move to a house down the hill !!

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Originally Posted by InvertedMP View Post
So I just moved into a new house and there is a significant hill to get to the house from where I normally ride. Its not super long but the gradients are high and after a long ride on the flats, Im beat. My bike has 12 speed 48/35 up front and 10/33 on the back. Gearing wise, is there a change I can make that will attack a fairly steep but not super long climb after I am tired from riding?
1) Bigger rear sprocket (easier lowest gear)
2) Tough it out - the more you will climb it, the more it will become easy.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
OK everyone's talking about a bigger cassette and smaller crank but totally missing the most obvious and simple solution: You know those launchers they have on aircraft carriers to get the planes up to speed enough for takeoff? Just install one of those at the bottom of the hill.
First, those are called catapults; launchers refer to missiles.

Second, planes are aerodynamic; I ain't, not even when using the drops.
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