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Power and climbing speed

The answer to your "is that roughly right?" question is: yes, roughly. You're essentially asking for a relationship between watts/kg and VAM (velocità ascensionale media, a term coined by ...
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Power and climbing speed

Here is a calculator where you can play around with these numbers. At 85 kg rider+bike and 200 W output, you'd be moving 14.4 km/h on a 5% grade (assuming no wind), and 8 km/h on a 10% grade. You are ...
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Power and climbing speed

Your main problem here will be pacing a climb such that you can get up it without "popping" part way up. Given you're not racing, then your goal should be simply to achieve the climb. It's ...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

There are many variables but you might also do some math based on cycling power calculators, for example http://bikecalculator.com/ I just fed it with a 75 kg rider, 20 kg bike + baggage and your ...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

I don't have an easy answer to this, but just to make things more complicated, another factor to consider is how fully you'll recover after each day's ride. On a multi-day ride where you push yourself ...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

Below are some numbers, as promised. I'm a distance rider, and not much of a climber. My touring bike is also really heavy (Genesis Tour de Fer XL, weighing in at about 18kg) First though, what I ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I use a Pacing Sticker for my rides. You create your own cue sheet for each ride. They ship for free world wide.
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