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I've been riding now for about 3 years, just recently getting back into the sport. I enjoy climbing hills and have been working on getting better. Currently, at the end of my ride I climb a small hill 2mi at a 4% grade at 10mph with a cadence of about 80 - 85. I'm trying to slowly lose weight (at 175 and would like to get down to 160) so that's already taken care of. Outside of that tho, should I concentrate more on increasing my aerobic capacity or increase my leg strength to push a bigger gear at same cadence? Which would give more bang of the buck so to speak? If that's the case what type of workouts would you suggest?

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Ian in SD
 

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C40 said:
, should I concentrate more on increasing my aerobic capacity or increase my leg strength to push a bigger gear at same cadence? Which would give more bang of the buck so to speak? /QUOTE]


Increasing your aerobic capacity will allow you to push a bigger gear at the same cadence, increasing your leg strength probably won't. Try intervals.
 

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He isn't there another C40 on the forums here? Bike repair guru?

Oh, I agree with the interval training. Pushing big rings around will likely just trash your knees.
 

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The all-important hyphen

hfc said:
He isn't there another C40 on the forums here? Bike repair guru?
That is C-40, not C40. Bad form to choose the the C40 name, but it's not likely the new poster knew that there already was a C-40 on the board. :)
 
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