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Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Kelp, 13 Jun 2018 at 10:13.

  1. Kelp

    Kelp New Member

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    Last edited: 16 Jun 2018 at 00:08
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I think you would do better just going for a short walk first!
     
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  3. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Not a great idea. Probably not particularly healthy for the bike amongst other things. Just take the climbs slower.
     
  4. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    Yes, just take the climb more slowly or ride around at the bottom for a while if it bothers you.
     
  5. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    I never "warm up", straight out the door and right into it. Just don't hammer along at 100% for the first ten minutes or so.
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Just walk the bike up the hill as the warm up, ride up it when you get home to make up for it

    Or jog on the spot or up and down the stairs for 10 minutes before leaving home

    Are you unable to get straight up the hill?
     
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  7. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Why?
     
  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Lowest gear and 'twiddle' up the hill.
     
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  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    How far is your ride? The first 5 minutes of my 20 min commute is up (a not v steep hill)
     
  10. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I dunno, I just suspect so because bikes are not designed to be pedalled backwards a lot.
     
  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Has Accy re-joined the forum under a new name?
     
  12. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    In theory, it could lead to the pedals unscrewing themselves, but that's extremely unlikely in the real world. I can't think of any other potential mechanical problems, even hypothetical ones, unless you're riding fixed gear, which the OP presumably isn't.
     
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  13. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.


    Nah - it interferes with the proper rotation of the earth, innit...
     
  14. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming

    WHAT!!!
    The earth is flat, surely!
     
  15. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    Ah - but it still rotates, as any fule noes - that's how we get wind!
     
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