Hilly or not?

badly_dubbed
badly_dubbed Posts: 1,350
edited August 2012 in Road general
Would you class 8400ft (2560m) of climbing over 75 miles hilly?

Just a general question as I'm back on my training but not sure if that's what others class as a hilly run?

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  • Petenat
    Petenat Posts: 2
    That's like climbing up the Galibier of course its hilly
  • gloomyandy
    gloomyandy Posts: 520
    Depends, if it was 75 miles of 100ft up followed by 100ft down, then probably not (that would be undulating), but if the climbing came in a few big lumps then most definitely!
  • badly_dubbed
    badly_dubbed Posts: 1,350
    4 pretty decent climbs on that particular loop

    Wasn't really site if it was considered hilly enough but question answered :)
  • Bordersroadie
    Bordersroadie Posts: 1,052
    There's some general agreement that 100ft or more of elevation gain per mile is a hilly ride. So yes, hilly.
  • bobtbuilder
    bobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    There's some general agreement that 100ft or more of elevation gain per mile is a hilly ride. So yes, hilly.

    ^ This.
  • random man
    random man Posts: 1,518
    Sounds hilly to me.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,700
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  • Gizmo_
    Gizmo_ Posts: 558
    There's some general agreement that 100ft or more of elevation gain per mile is a hilly ride. So yes, hilly.
    That makes me feel a bit better. I did 52 miles on the weekend with 500m of climbing and it half killed me. 1500ft sounds much better.
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  • drlodge
    drlodge Posts: 4,826
    There's some general agreement that 100ft or more of elevation gain per mile is a hilly ride. So yes, hilly.

    That sounds about right to me, so a 1000m elevation gain for a 33 mile ride. That would be quite hilly.
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    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Show off.

    This.
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  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    Well done!

    I did 65 miles today, with 1800m climbing, and I thought that was good!!
  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    no - 4200m over 130km is hilly....

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  • Would you class 8400ft (2560m) of climbing over 75 miles hilly?

    Nope.

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  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Under 1% (1000m per 100km) = flat
    Between 1 and 1.25% (1250m per 100km) = rolling
    Between 1.25 and 1.5% (1500m per 100km) = lumpy
    Between 1.5 and 2% (2000m per 100km) = hilly
    Over 2% = approach with caution

    The 100ft per mile is about 1.8%, so I'd say that's hilly for sure.

    I'd call 2560m over 120km (from original question) a hilly ride for sure - over 2% - where was that?

    As has been mentioned above, there are different ways of making up that ascent - constant up and down hills or a handful of larger climbs. I personally find the rolling up and down hills far more tiring - anything along coastlines etc. can become very hard work as the day goes on, especially when compared to a couple of larger climbs when you can focus your effort and recover much more easily.

    @bigpikle 4200m over 130km is very hilly - where's that?
  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    the Maratona - tough day in July at 35 degrees as well :D
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  • badly_dubbed
    badly_dubbed Posts: 1,350
    marcusjb wrote:
    Under 1% (1000m per 100km) = flat
    Between 1 and 1.25% (1250m per 100km) = rolling
    Between 1.25 and 1.5% (1500m per 1000km) = lumpy
    Between 1.5 and 2% (2000m per 100km) = hilly
    Over 2% = approach with caution

    The 100ft per mile is about 1.8%, so I'd say that's hilly for sure.

    I'd call 2560m over 120km (from original question) a hilly ride for sure - over 2% - where was that?

    As has been mentioned above, there are different ways of making up that ascent - constant up and down hills or a handful of larger climbs. I personally find the rolling up and down hills far more tiring - anything along coastlines etc. can become very hard work as the day goes on, especially when compared to a couple of larger climbs when you can focus your effort and recover much more easily.

    @bigpikle 4200m over 130km is very hilly - where's that?


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  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    sounds a rather nice ride out!
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  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    marcusjb wrote:
    Under 1% (1000m per 100km) = flat
    Between 1 and 1.25% (1250m per 100km) = rolling
    Between 1.25 and 1.5% (1500m per 1000km) = lumpy
    Between 1.5 and 2% (2000m per 100km) = hilly
    Over 2% = approach with caution

    The 100ft per mile is about 1.8%, so I'd say that's hilly for sure.

    I'd call 2560m over 120km (from original question) a hilly ride for sure - over 2% - where was that?

    As has been mentioned above, there are different ways of making up that ascent - constant up and down hills or a handful of larger climbs. I personally find the rolling up and down hills far more tiring - anything along coastlines etc. can become very hard work as the day goes on, especially when compared to a couple of larger climbs when you can focus your effort and recover much more easily.

    @bigpikle 4200m over 130km is very hilly - where's that?


    Fife and branching into Perth and Kinross.

    Glentarkie, dunning glen, glenfarg, dron, Kinross, Newburgh and surrounding areas

    Certainly hilly that way - 1st day of the recent Mille Alba 1000km event took us around that way - Edinburgh, Aberargie, Forfar, Banchory, Braemar, Perth, Edinburgh - it was a pretty hilly day, Cairn O'Mount and Glenshee.

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