Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Kelp, 13 Jun 2018.
I think you would do better just going for a short walk first!
Not a great idea. Probably not particularly healthy for the bike amongst other things. Just take the climbs slower.
Yes, just take the climb more slowly or ride around at the bottom for a while if it bothers you.
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.
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?
Lowest gear and 'twiddle' up the hill.
How far is your ride? The first 5 minutes of my 20 min commute is up (a not v steep hill)
I dunno, I just suspect so because bikes are not designed to be pedalled backwards a lot.
Has Accy re-joined the forum under a new name?
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.
The earth is flat, surely!
I thought that was baked beans?
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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