I love to climb. I have always been good at riding uphill and while this is probably something that is heredetary I also feel that I have to train specifically on hte uphills to become even stronger, or at least remain at a certain level. Lots of mountainbikers I know hate the uphills. They enjoy riding downhill, riding twisty singletrack or with the wind in their hair, preferably blowing from behind.
Me I also like all those things but I also like the uphills. I embrace them, seek them out , make them my friend, and it works out between us.
Today saw me riding a particularly steep uphill in nearby Nethen, 11 times over. With a small flat recovery stretch followed by a quick downhill, the little tour was just 1.5 km long. Good thing the wind was blowing me upwards, my legs were screaming for mercy when I added 1 climb to the planned 10. Always try to do just a little more and surprise yourself, you can do it.
Ride Stats: 40K and 535 heightmeters in 2h00