We all know know Shannon as one of the strongest climbers in our group. I went to him seeking advice on how to make Brimley a little less painful and a lot faster. Here's the advice that Shannon shared on how to conquer Brimley and every other hill you face in your daily training
Climbing hurts. Period.
One approach is to minimize the time climbing and thereby minimize the hurt. Here are a couple of thoughts that people might consider when aiming to get up the incline as quickly as possible.
Thanks Shannon - we all really appreciate your words of advice
Building on Shannon's tried, tested, and true words, here is a great article from Bicycling.com about the 5 secrets to flying up hill.
Follow Shannon's advice and these five uphill riding tips and you'll be seeking out inclines in no time.
FLY UP HILL - 5 CLIMBING SECRETS - http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/training-fitness/fly-hills?cm_mmc=BicyclingNL-_-05242011-_-trainingandnutrition-_-fly_up_hills
How do you feel you climb? Are you fast, can you be faster? Do you hurt? We all hurt climbing - even Shannon hurts when climbing - hit the comment tab below and share your tried, tested, and true words on the subject of going up
6/2/2011 08:35:44 am
Awesome comments Shannon - thank you - I will try some of those tips next week on Brimley - not being such a natural climber as some of our MG kinfolk, I look for any and all ways to get up the hill quicker to end the pain that is predominantly between my ears - my legs will always hurt and look to end the suffering - it is what is between the ears that adds gas and takes off gas - - if I could block that out I am sure I could go faster.
6/2/2011 02:11:14 pm
Great tips Shannon. In addition I reco two things: 1) enter the pain-cave early and ride til your cross-eyed, and 2) rely on physics and your wallet: invest in a compact crank (34 teeth on the smaller rig in the front) and a rear cassette well suited for hills (28 teeth on the largest ring in the back).
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