you can do it. I live and bike in flat country. I found after visiting the mountains of Virginia with my bike this year that the flats in Florida are harder than the hills in Virginia, at least for me. On the flats you have to keep cranking out that cadence without rest to keep up with the pace line. On the mountains you suffer a bit going up the hill but totally recover on the way down, you really don't even have to pedal. I will say this works better for us lightweights than it does for the clydesdales.
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