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Old 07-17-2009, 07:37 PM
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Yeah, you've just got to do them to get better. One of the things that I've found to be useful is to "plan" your shifts. I always try to keep my legs spinning at about 90 rpm, give or take (it's called "cadence"). When my cadence begins to fall I'll shift to the next lower gear, even before I start to feel the strain. That way I'll avoid the big fatigue hit in the middle of the hill. It comes eventually (especially at my age lol) but hopefully you'll be near the top and you can just muscle through.

Edit: you should also keep hydrated on any ride. Do you have a water bottle cage on your bike?

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