Hoisted my bulk out of the saddle for five pedal strokes coming up Inglewood Hill. Did I really do High Pass Challenge just this last fall? 8 hours ago
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I was coming up 3rd Ave downtown, and was out of the saddle, sprinting the whole way, like I never did as a downtown commuter. Like, ever.
Also sprinted up Dexter. 8 months ago
Can now do it breathing with my mouth closed the whole time.
I’ll have some black sliding over the next week off the bike, but I think I can bring it back up. 9 months ago
Can climb MDH without going anaerobic, now.
Doing 216th from the 2nd speed bump, where it starts to rise, to Main Street, as a series of sprints – out of the saddle, then back in for the brief step, lower the heart rate, then back out, push it to the top.
Maybe HPC is not completely out of reach? 9 months ago
didn’t get out of the saddle to climb MDH, but I didn’t need to get out of the saddle to climb MDH. I could do it seated.
Just need to be able to do it without going anaerobic, next. Hypoxia is not my friend! 10 months ago
Stress, long hours, no biking, lame excuses
It’s going to take some work to get me back to where I was. I need to be able to do this if the High Pass Challenge is remotely possible. 10 months ago
the Lance Dance – yup, that’s what I’m looking to do, from the Lake to the top of the Plateau. 12 months ago
- At Inglewood Hill Road
- At 214th
On the way home at least once:
- Multi-Deity Hill, aka MDH, Bennett Hill, Ardmore Park.
Method – be in the penultimate gear, then out of the saddle as long as I can stand it. When I get back into it, click down to the granniest if necessary. Focus on posture and breathing.
Add in additional times out of the saddle for power as needed. When the minimum set above becomes easy, review QQT standard and reset.
Eventual goal: to be able to do all of Inglewood out of the saddle. Then all of 214th. If I could do that, High Pass Challenge will be a piece of cake. 12 months ago