Cycling Climbing Tips and Technique

Building custom bike racks and cycling go great together. One good thing about both is the more you do them the better you become and the better information you can pass along. Since I have built quite a few bike racks if you are looking to make a bike rack then you’ve come to the right place. Check out the category links to the right of this page to check out information on all types of bike racks. Cycling Climbing Tips is the topic of this post and like building bike racks by taking some ones ideas, adding onto them and trying new things you can come up with some really neat ideas.

Cycling climbing is the act of climbing a hill on a bicycle. It can be a lot of fun and a good work out. Bascially you get on your bike and ride up a big hill, the steeper and longer the better. You can also ride down the hill and then back up it, or find a route with the biggest hills. Start at the bottom work your way to the top, then roll back down. Its pretty self explanatory. I read an interesting article at coachlevi’s blog about 3 mistakes that cyclists make: I have another tips or techniques that should be added to this list.

Don’t climb the same hill in the same pattern over and over. I do this and it becomes very easy. Once your used to a hill you pretty much know what you have to do to get to the top as quickly as possible. If you are training for a race or are just wanting to go up hills faster than your local posers vary your ride a bit. Find bigger hills. Hit the climbs that you normally do after riding up bigger hills.

Push your self up while climbing. Don’t push your self too far, and know when to stop or let back but every time I seem to push my self the next time it seems easier.

Use a harder gear for longer. Trying to maintain a your speed up the hill. Don’t wear your self out by 1/2 of the way on the climb. This will make cycling the last 50% of the hill less enjoyable.

Get a heart rate monitor and monitor your heart rate. A good Garmin GPS designed for Cycling will also help you on your future climbs. Take a look at my GPS Para Bike Article for more information on the best cycling GPS available.

Well, I hope these tips along with coach levi’s help you become a better cyclist. Feel free to comment if you wish to add any more to my list.

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