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would this substitute for hills if you dont have any hills?(8 posts)

would this substitute for hills if you dont have any hills?rrjc5488
Nov 14, 2003 3:57 PM
Since i dont live near many hills, (a few, VERY small ones). I've read that riding up hills is like riding into the wind (dont quote me on this one) but if thats true, would riding with a parachute on your back act as if running uphill?
http://www.inch-aweigh.com/fitness/running/power_chute.htm
yeah, i know you'd look goofy riding with it, but then again we are wearing spandex.. haha
any input would be great, thanks.
Not only hill simulation....JFR
Nov 14, 2003 4:41 PM
...but it would be the perfect equalizer for when you have to ride with weaker riders (wife/kids/newbies).
Tow a trailerpedalAZ
Nov 14, 2003 6:42 PM
Add weight when you conquer level 1.
Tow a trailerAkirasho
Nov 14, 2003 8:40 PM


Be the bike.
Perfect . . . a future TDF winner? nmpedalAZ
Nov 15, 2003 9:00 AM
One freak gust and your in front of a semi truck..(nm)spluti
Nov 14, 2003 7:03 PM
hey, that's what I need descending mountains on the fixieDougSloan
Nov 14, 2003 8:29 PM
Also helpfulSkooter
Nov 15, 2003 9:15 AM
in case you accidentally ride off a cliff.