A lot of discussion in cycling revolves around the awesome climbs that separate race winners from also-rans. Amateur cycling is no different with Sunday group rides and Tuesday Night Worlds all being known for the discussion of the “brutal climbs” on the routes. But everyone seems to have a different definition of what constitutes a “brutal climb” these days. So what makes your local hill an actual “climb?”
Read along and see if your regular leg buster is indeed a legitimate climb or if that monster is, by definition, just a bump in the road.