Stevie Boi wrote:
I'msure that Lance Armstrong once said thatwhen he trains in Austin, Texas he rides into the strong headwinds to train for climbs... not as good as a proper climb, but it would certainly help. I'm sure Dutch riders would proabably do similar type of training. Better ask a Dutch rider to be certain.
He probably does that too, but living in Austin myself, I can tell you there are PLENTY of hills of here. In fact, theres an entire region called 'Hill Country' with some grades so steep that even my car has trouble getting up it. Lance used to train/ride in Hill Country, but now it's now overrun by urban folk coming in on the weekends and in the summer and such, but not so long ago it was quite an ideal place to climb.