fossala wrote:Just checked Strava, my commute is on fixed and entails 1300ft of climbing in 10miles, this include something that is around 20% as well. It's doable as I do it 4 days a week.
You must be fitter &/or more bloody minded than me!
My cadence on the final hill home (the 250ft in 1/2 mile) drops to 60 & below with a 24" gear. For me that is well to the bottom end of comfortable - my last 2, fairly flat, rides average cadence was 88 & 90. Heading away from home I'm unlikely to not do 30+mph, sometimes 40+, freewheeling on the downhills.
It may be do-able on fixed but would I want to - for me, definitely no!