- Properly increase the cadence
Choose a gear ratio that suits your power to step on, and don’t bother to step on the gear ratio that you can’t step on. Quickly switch to a lower gear ratio, increase the cadence appropriately, and control the cadence within a suitable range. For example, the cadence of a novice can be maintained at around 80-90, and the cadence of an experienced rider can be controlled at around 100-110 cadence.
Adjust the gear ratio at any time according to the road conditions, such as headwind and uphill, the gear ratio can be appropriately reduced to make pedaling easier, and the gear ratio can be appropriately increased to make pedaling more efficient when going downhill or downwind. In a word, find a cadence rhythm that suits you.
- Accelerate in advance before going uphill, and use the speed to rush the slope
When going uphill, increase your speed and do a good job of accelerating before going uphill. Store kinetic energy while increasing speed. When going uphill, with the help of inertial impact, you can save effort appropriately, and it is easier to go uphill, and you can reach the top of the slope smoothly.
- After going uphill, the speed drops, and the gear should be reversed in advance
If the slope is very steep or the slope is very long, and it is impossible to complete the entire section of the slope with one gear, you should switch to a lighter gear in advance when you feel that you are about to lose your strength or the speed decreases to maintain a brisk cadence. Don’t wait until you can’t pedal to change gears. It will be very difficult to pedal with brute force in a heavy gear, and brute force can easily hurt your knees.
- Use a little force when going downhill, and you can use a lot less force on flat roads
Cycling downhill can glide, glide without force. If you exert a little force when going downhill, the speed will be faster, the time to reach the destination will be shortened, and you can use a lot less energy on flat roads!
- It is best to find teammates with similar physical strength
When riding a team, it is best to find teammates with similar physical strength, otherwise you will not have a good time. It is not ruled out that those riders who may blow you up at any time leave first, leaving you behind to ride slowly! Find teammates with similar physical strength to ride together, even if you fall behind, you can follow him. If someone breaks the wind for you, you can still save a lot of physical strength.
Find a reliable teammate
When riding, look for reliable teammates, you can take care of each other during the ride, take turns breaking the wind, and save physical strength. Find a teammate who is accustomed to gesturing, because gestures are very important when riding, and when the team goes out, it is impossible to shout one by one, and you can only rely on gestures. Sometimes a gesture can avoid some potential dangers, the status quo of Chinese roads, you know!