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Old 06-30-22, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It's normal for climbers to prefer the climb, I've generally preferred the climbs, even though I am slow. Long downhills can get tiring in a different way and I'm not aerodynamic.
Riding bikes has always been about climbing for me and I really miss the 8 hour rides through the mountains with friends.
I have talked about this before, I don't mid mild descents that have good pavement and good sight lines. But many of our roads here in Chester County have turns with poor sight lines, possible gravel and choppy pavement, and taking those at speed makes me a scaredy-cat. Once I am familiar with a certain downhill, I am usually more confident about taking it faster, but if it's one I don't know and/or can't see around the bend, you can count on me riding my brakes and taking it slow.
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