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How to Push a Rider Uphill

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Pushing Riders (Introduction)


Just finished a century. Boy, are my arms tired.


Physically pushing riders is a very useful skill for coaches and mentors to learn and use. Many beginning riders can hold their own quite well on the flats but have difficulty on the hills. With a little push from you on the hills they may be able to finish a century or finish a century more comfortably.


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