I hate hills at the end of the day

oldgitofkent

New Member
Location
Gravesend
Why is it always down hill to work and up hill going home?
Why is it when the sky is black it seems to just hold on until hometime?
Why is it when you cycle to work against the wind it always turns for the journey home?
 

Elmer Fudd

Miserable Old Bar Steward
Why is it, it always rains when you cycle to work / home. Then stops as soon as you get there ?
 

Tynan

Veteran
Location
e4
the journey is the harder one for me, two steep long hills, on the return they're longer and gentler

once you're fit, a hill to finish is nice for a final splurge

I start with a fairly long and steep one after about twenty metres tops, that I can do without
 

alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
Moderator
Elmer Fudd said:
Why is it, it always rains when you cycle to work / home. Then stops as soon as you get there ?
yep, the rain holds off long enough for me to decide i don't need waterproofs, then 1km in pisses down, stopping only when i get to work. all in less than 5 miles :biggrin:

Never happens the other way round though.
 

goo_mason

Champion barbed-wire hurdler
Location
Leith, Edinburgh
Hairy Jock will know this one - I have a very, very short, elbow-bend climb to get back up onto the Roseburn path from the road at around the half-way home stage. It's very short, but I hate it. It's the one thing I don't look forward to on the way home every night- can't take deep breaths going up it as there are too many flies under the trees at either side.

I'm sure there will shortly be a flurry of responses calling me soft / a wimp / a big jessie.... :biggrin:

(Mind you, when it was once at the start of a ride it was a scoosh to get up without even noticing or feeling the strain. It's just where it is on my route at the end of a tiring day at work that causes me problems.)
 

HJ

Cycling in Scotland
Location
Auld Reekie
goo_mason said:
Hairy Jock will know this one - I have a very, very short, elbow-bend climb to get back up onto the Roseburn path from the road at around the half-way home stage. It's very short, but I hate it. It's the one thing I don't look forward to on the way home every night- can't take deep breaths going up it as there are too many flies under the trees at either side.
As I go the opposite direction, I am going down it on the way home, much more fun, especially as they have repaired the advertising board at the bottom so you can't see if there is anyone turning in from Russell Road.

goo_mason said:
It's here (assuming the link works).
Wow, if you zoom right in you can see two cyclist going up the hill...
 

Keith Oates

Janner
Location
Penarth, Wales
I have a steep climb for the last 2Km of my home commute, sometimes after a hard day or a head wind a larger gear wheel at the back is brought into service. I'm sure if it was in the middle of the ride and there was a way of avoiding it I would give it a miss on some days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

goo_mason

Champion barbed-wire hurdler
Location
Leith, Edinburgh
Spotted recently on this particular brief climb, at around 6.30am every morning, is a Chinese granny out running - wearing a blouse, knitted waistcoat, trousers and normal granny-style shoes !

She must be in training for something as she is always keeping an eye on her watch to note her times.

Good on her - hope I'm still as active at her age.
 

asterix

Comrade Member
Location
Limoges or York
It's been a few months since I commuted but it was always a pleasure to leave my desk and set off on my bike. Regardless of the weather (we don't really have hills in or near York).
 
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