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09-20-22, 09:36 AM
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Posted By cyclezen

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be...

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be ok for many hills... in much of NJ. some steeper uphills might be a challenge, for now...
going to a 30 or 32 or 34 cassette will give you more...
09-20-22, 09:15 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

The only other thing I can add upon personal...

The only other thing I can add upon personal reflection to the OP is stay hydrated and fueled as you progress in your hill climbing prowess.

At the base of a 2 mile 4-8% climb I ride frequently, I...
09-20-22, 06:58 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By livedarklions

Naah, that's a one size fits all approach. ...

Naah, that's a one size fits all approach. Regimens are not for everyone. Some of us achieve intensity by just riding without any particular goals in mind other than to have fun and try to go as...
09-20-22, 06:21 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Kai Winters

When you ride "once or twice a week" how far/long...

When you ride "once or twice a week" how far/long do you ride? What is your average speed for the ride?
Lose weight
Ride more
Strength to weight ratio is one key in climbing as well as practicing...
09-20-22, 03:32 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Antifriction

As others have said - your gearing is high. A...

As others have said - your gearing is high. A 22/32/42 crankset can be had for $50 & would give you two gears below your current lowest. Also 28t is a stingy low sprocket; a cassette going to 32t or...
09-19-22, 10:18 PM
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Posted By downtube42

Dude, I'm 210lbs and can get up any hill. I may...

Dude, I'm 210lbs and can get up any hill. I may be 6'2" instead of 5'5" but dragging 210 lbs up a hill is still dragging 210 lbs up a hill. That weight is more than all my buddies, and they drop me,...
09-19-22, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Polaris OBark

I would not be able to ride the hills around here...

I would not be able to ride the hills around here with your gearing.

My small chainring (like yours) is 30T, but my lowest (largest) cassette cog is either 34T or 36T, depending on my wheel-set.
...
09-19-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Bmach

Just get out and ride hills. Find some you can...

Just get out and ride hills. Find some you can ride then repeat. Do some you can’t ride up, go as far as you can. Next time you will see If you can go further up the hill. IMO the only way to succeed...
09-19-22, 01:44 PM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By terrymorse

Remember when you fell behind the group running...

Remember when you fell behind the group running laps in high school? You’d come over the line last, exhausted, just as the coach told everyone to hit the showers — except you?

I do. Coach told me...
09-19-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By livedarklions

The thing about standing is that it actually...

The thing about standing is that it actually recruits your weight to help you get up the hill.

People often handle hills differently from how they ride flat so definitely don't believe...
09-19-22, 11:17 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

More detail! How hard were you breathing? Did you...

More detail! How hard were you breathing? Did you run out of breath completely? Or did your legs lose strength? Can you do a deep squat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o2LX-quNZk

If so, can you...
09-19-22, 11:06 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope. ...

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope.

On the bike? Embrace the challenge and understand the more time you devote to something the better you become at it.
Think in terms of years and not...
09-19-22, 10:42 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By cyclezen

All of the above advice and comments are very...

All of the above advice and comments are very valid. There really isn't ONE answer. Fitness, weight, strength, adaptation are all 'Body' considerations which are interlinked.
Then there's equipment...
09-19-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By Maelochs

As a very overweight rider who doesn't do enough...

As a very overweight rider who doesn't do enough miles ..... I have to agree it is not just leg strength. I have done group rides where I could barely manage the hills---as in, lowest gear,...
09-19-22, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Barry2

OK you peeked my interest and I noticed you...

OK you peeked my interest and I noticed you listed your bike in your profile (well done).

A Trek Pilot 1.2
The web claims 52/42/30 front, & 12-25 Cassette on the rear.

With a small 30 tooth...
09-19-22, 10:19 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Barry2

BTW - Paultreks Welcome to bike forums. Have...

BTW - Paultreks Welcome to bike forums.
Have you discovered Clydesdales Athenas-200-lb-91-kg/ (https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/)
You currently qualify (as did I) and...
09-19-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tomm Willians

And the previous question concerning your gearing...

And the previous question concerning your gearing warrants repeating. If your cassette is only 23-25 tooth with say a 52 chainring you are already working too hard. Not knowing what type of groupset...
09-19-22, 10:04 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Barry2

1. Anticipate the gear required for the hill, and...

1. Anticipate the gear required for the hill, and select it before beginning to climb.
It's tough to change gears with low RPM and high pressure on the pedals. It's better to be in too easy a gear....
09-19-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By brianmcg123

Make sure your in your smallest ring in the front...

Make sure your in your smallest ring in the front and the biggest ring in the back. You’ll be going slower, but you will be able to keep up your cadence to get over the hill.
09-19-22, 09:57 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By BTinNYC

Been there. Rather recently. I got stronger...

Been there. Rather recently.

I got stronger by following this beginners training plan;
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/training/cycling-training-plan-beginner-153317

I had to Google and...
09-19-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By t2p

is bike fit / seat height proper ? what...

is bike fit / seat height proper ?

what gearing does your bike have ? chainrings and cassette ?

the average 5-5 @ 200lbs plus person will not be a gazelle up the hills - so good chance you...
09-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By Iride01

If you are just starting out riding, then be...

If you are just starting out riding, then be patient. Your legs will quickly get strong enough if you ride several times a week. If this is a ride every two or three weeks then probably never.
...
09-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By mstateglfr

Building muscle to carry yourself up a hill is...

Building muscle to carry yourself up a hill is not the answer? Thats surprising.

- lose weight.
- learn to shift gears better.
- build muscle.
- stand to climb.

Any combination of the...
08-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Rolla

I don’t see how the chamois slips forward unless...

I don’t see how the chamois slips forward unless the shorts themselves are sliding down in the back. If that’s the case then yes, bib shorts might stay in place better. But it sounds to me like you...
07-08-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By ccrrar

I crashed last summer, my first in 20+ years,...

I crashed last summer, my first in 20+ years, totaled my bike and it was considered personal property under my homeowners policy. I got full replacement value less my deductible. My medical...
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