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November 17, 2008
Some people hate climbing, some people love it. I used to hate it but have learned (and trained) to love it. Or some aspects of it anyway.
There are a few different types of climbs:
If you’re here looking for tips on climbing, then you probably don’t fit into the category #3. I won’t even touch on how to keep up in these types of climbs. Let’s be clear – genetic ability, proper training, and optimum power to weight ratio (6-7 watts/kg) will determine if you are a true climber. For example, Lance Armstrong can generate almost 500 watts over a 40 minute period and he’s less than 70kg!
What you can do:
If you want to improve your climbing (#1 & #2 types of climbs), the most effective way improve is by simply doing more hills. That’s it! Get off the flat stuff and choose hilly rides two or three times a week. Mediocre climbers often head for the flat roads.