How To Pace Long Climbs (Cycling Tips)



In this video I chat about how to pace a long climb, especially when you are riding with a better climber than yourself. Chaz has the same power as I do but weighs less, so I REALLY need to pace my self right.

I talk about lapping your garmin at the start to give you info on how far into the climb you are.

I talk about knowing your past times on the climb.

I talk about gauge your fitness and where it is relative to when you did your best time on the climb.


PS.Chaz did end up being sick the next day, 99/100 times I aint catchin him on a 40min climb.

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How To Pace Long Climbs (Cycling Tips): 28 комментариев

  • 04.09.2017 в 10:45
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    How is your GoPro mounted on your bike ? My cam (Sony) gives me shitty results because of the vibrations, though it's supposed to have a very good stabilization :-

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  • 04.09.2017 в 10:50
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    Recommend a good slimming diet. I tried a certain vegam diet that recommends unlimited calories. I need to be about 60 pounds lighter I gather.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 10:51
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    Very nice video, I'm using a wal-mart bike at the moment but it will have to do for now.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 13:22
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    Man.. have u tried high cadence on climbs.. just look at the Chacs spin. Train it and give it a test

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  • 04.09.2017 в 13:29
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    The video start with good advice about pacing a climb, then you end up attacking your friend to the top which is clearly different from pacing a long climb 🙂

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  • 04.09.2017 в 15:23
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    Great info. I worked out a while ago that riding with a group if others attacked you didn't have to respond straight away because they have burned a match so you can just TT it back up to them and drop them, unless they are super strong obvs. It helps to know the kind of riders you are out with, you get to learn fast who will make an attack stick. Unfortunately the flip side is now everyone knows how strong I am so I end up doing a lot of pulling on the front.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 15:44
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    The Vegan Cyclist I don't have a power meter. I read an article recently that you can measure a climb by time and speed. It's less accurate as it does not take into account micro changes in gradient but still works. Break the climb down so if you know it takes say 6 minutes to climb 2.5 miles at an average of say 15mph if you just keep an eye on your speed, don't let it fall below 15mph, so after 2.5 miles you should be around 6 minutes. If climbing at that rate for the first 2/3 you are on pace for your PB, then increase your speed to a sustainable level for the last 1/3 to set a new PB. I have also heard people talking about using VAM as this is slightly more accurate, it does take into account gradient changes, so if you know you can climb at 1200 meters per hour VAM use this number as a marker, then you'll be doing the 'Froomey' where you keep nodding your head down as you keep a close eye on your numbers.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 18:07
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    I do a lot of climbing due to where I live. The profile of the climb is also important to take into account. The way you can ride a steady and constant gradient, even if it's up something like 8% is very different than a climb that for example has a lot of 12+% ramps followed by 3-4% sections. Both might have the same average gradients, and be equal in length, but they force you to ride very differently.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 19:44
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    Hey bruh^^awesome videos in youre channel 😉 can I ask how old are you? 190 BPM is really high I thought that the heart rate is going down when you get older ^^

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  • 04.09.2017 в 19:45
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    Would be also nice to see the gradients in percent so that I can compare a bit. Great video btw.. I live in the alps and on long rides 150-200 km we have often more than 3000m of climbing (ascent only) and yes pacing is all you have to do..

    And its silly to see what some people call "long climbs".. for me all under 1 hr is not a long climb.. A long climb would be 1-2 hrs like the Timmeljoch alpine pass or the stelvio or those 😀 but hey its all about where you live.

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  • 04.09.2017 в 20:28
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    On climb like Stelvio, climb over altitude difference, i like to start slow, 3-4Km at low Z3, (83%HR), after that i like to go always medium Z3 (88%HR), when the road climb high i slow down a bit (83%HR), when the road climb low i accelerate a bit (91%HR), if i go with this rule i can attack the last 2-3Km on high Z3 (93%HR) efficiently, no Z4 and Z2 at all.

    I'm 76Kg and 5-6K Km/year and mtb player.

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  • 05.09.2017 в 00:06
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    what are your power zones like in terms of % ftp?  for me, zone 4 is tempo (85-95%) and zone 5 is threshold (95-105%), I feel like if you had those zones you could be going at zone 4-5 the whole time?

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  • 05.09.2017 в 02:17
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    I ended up crashing hard with a sinus infection after this. Plus I tried for the KOM. KOM+being sick=blowing up after halfway. 😕

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  • 05.09.2017 в 14:34
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    Phenomenal video, great tactics. So hard to watch someone (or a bunch of someones) roll away from you, but understanding your fitness better hopefully will bring em back. That's where the power meter helps — before I had one, when they rolled off, I didn't have the same motivation to push that I do when trying to hold someone's wheel. Now I try to hold a specific number, almost as good. 🙂

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