Flattening Hills While on a Ride

The last two weeks of my GranFondo training have been on very hilly routes. Last weekend while cheering my sister on during her IronMan I snuck in my long ride at Mont Tremblant (very hilly) and this weekend took on many rollers in the Hamilton-Niagara area.

Hills are definitely my weakness. I always seem to lose time during the climb.

Last year I received some great climbing advice: “don’t look at the top, just focus on the road in front of you and change your gears based on how you feel.” It came from a great source and seems to make sense, so I’ve been following it.

GranFondo is in Niagara Falls and all I think think about is climbing the escarpment. What advice do you have to flatten hills while out of a ride? Leave it in the comments below!

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One thought on “Flattening Hills While on a Ride

  1. Peter says:

    Same advise applies to hiking on the many inclines along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment. Focus on the trail in front, not on the top. Enjoy the journey, NOT the destination.

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