In part two of his climbing series, Travis explains how to ride long climbs. From reaping the rewards of endorphin highs on the top of the hill, to the best pacing strategy, Travis gives us some tips on how to tackle long climbs. If you missed his previous video on gearing and cadence, check it out here.
Why Do We Ride Long Climbs
- Uninterrupted riding
- Sustaining heart rate
- Reward of accomplishing something huge!
How To Ride Long Climbs
- Pace yourself (don’t go too hard in the first five minutes)
- Vary your position by standing every once in awhile
- Relax. Relaxing will allow you to breathe properly on the bike
We would like to thank Jody, one of our readers who inspired us to get this video online. Jody just turned 50 and asked us if we had any tips on tackling Mauna Kea, so if you are in the same boat of ambition stay tuned for more videos. Also, check out Joe Friel’s book Cycling Past 50.