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Riding Up or Riding Down

Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
Which do you prefer?


  • WoodchipWoodchip Posts: 205
    Up for the challenge, but the down afterwards is sweet for the rush of adrenaline only obtainable by gunning it.
    I have nothing more to say on the matter.
  • love2ridelove2ride Posts: 224
    in a tt just slightly up 2or 3 percent gradient. Up is a bigger sense of achievement. Also only weighing 55kg means i make time on other people
  • Pan flat, actually.
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

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  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    Up. Even though I'm a chunky monkey (85kg), riding uphill is my favourite part of cycling.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,585
    Down. Much easier.
  • ut_och_cyklaut_och_cykla Posts: 1,594
    Both - up for sense of achievement and down for the sheer blood tingling thrill of it!
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Down on my old bike: heavier, and 52/11 so could keep pedalling >50mph on a decent slope.
    Up on my new one: even quite unfit at the moment, I can feel how much easier it is: but light weight & compact gears have knocked 10mph off on descents.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Up. Despite being borderrline Obese according to the Wii Fit.

    I'm always scared going downhill now.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Up all the way here, I like the descents OK it the roads a gooden, but you can't beat a good leg burning climb for the challenge of it :D
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    I prefer it all, up, down, flat. I like up when being challenged by other group riders.
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