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Discussion: Hike a bike

in: Browner; Browner > 2017-09-06

Sep 7, 2017 11:44 AM # 
Sparks:
I wondered this past weekend if I should start incorporating hike a bike into my training, since it seems to be SO much harder than hiking without a bike. (Perhaps it would make me a stronger climber!)
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Sep 8, 2017 1:08 AM # 
Browner:
Yes, it truly sucks and is no fun! I doubt I will do much training for it except for maybe working my way by a hill I know I can't ride on a few upcoming rides. It seems to work the shoulders and calves more than a standard hike, but its the mental aspect that hurts the most!

How rideable was the 100K ride at the Longest Day AR?
Sep 8, 2017 10:16 AM # 
Sparks:
It was honestly pretty rideable, but we ended up hiking up a good number of hills - it became apparent fairly early that my legs weren't too interested in biking, and it stinks to have your lowest energy ride in weeks coincide with a race, and such a long one...

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