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Tag: hills

  • Terminal Velocity

    Terminal Velocity

    My lunch bike ride has some hills at its northeast corner. At the top of Cedar Mills Blvd is a 40 mph sign. Challenge accepted! Yesterday, as I crested the hill, I cranked to 20 mph, tucked, and coasted. At the Barnes Road signal, I checked my max speed: 37.2 mph. Close, but this ain’t…

  • Longer Bike Ride

    I had time for a longer Sunday ride today, so I made it fast. At least I tried to. There’s something unavoidably painful about hills. You can slow down and ease the pain, but it’s going to last a lot longer. I’m not convinced that’s a win. You can stand up and crank up a…