Friday, October 5, 2012


It is no secret that I am not a strong climber.  The traditional hill training loop around here is Mt Tabor, and it is fun.  But it isn't all that close to me.

In my neighborhood, there is a devilish hill, SW Garden View, average grade 12.3%.  I have ridden up it exactly once, when I was test-riding the Lemond in 2003.  I have run up it many times, but not in the past 4 or 5 years.

And so, I set out to ride it today.  I sucked, but one must start somewhere.  It seemed the easiest way to track it is to use Strava; no buttons for me to push when riding, or time to watch.

You can see it here:

1. Make it up without stopping.
2. Do that more than once.
3. Get faster.
4. Ride it at least once a week.

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