Road Runner Posted July 7, 2018 Share #1 Posted July 7, 2018 Just curious. I live in flat country, so no hills, no climbing. This is not meant to demean your "feet climbed" stat. I do not have a high tech device on my bike, just an old style "computer". When you say that you climbed 2000 feet or whatever, does the device take into account downhill numbers as well? IOW, if you climb 2000 feet and you descend 1000 feet, does the device say your overall climb was 2000 feet or 1000 feet? I ask this because it seems like you could start at a given elevation and end at a much higher elevation and that ride would be much different from one that starts at a high elevation and ends much lower. The descending ride might still have substantial uphill portions and "feet climbed" but would be much easier overall than the ascending ride. Additionally, while climbing a 1000 feet may be a stat to be proud of, wouldn't the average gradient of the climb be the real determining factor of the difficulty of the ride? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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