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

  1. Kelp

    Kelp Member

    Last edited: 16 Jun 2018
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

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

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    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

    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 Veteran

    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

    The Red Enclave
  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    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

    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

    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. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti

    The earth is flat, surely!
  14. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I thought that was baked beans?
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  15. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Funnily enough, the coaching notes on TrainerRoad recommend pedalling backwards if you blow up. I guess any movement is better than none, and why this wouldn’t work for warming up I can’t see a problem.
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