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Old 06-12-19, 01:00 PM   #8
labourRed
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Absolutely, a lot of hill walkers have the same build as a lot of late-to-cycling types.

Oh yeah, get good footwear 1000miles socks or anything with double membrane (two socks at a push). And good hillwalking trousers to minimise/prevent chaffing.

So walking up a big hill is hard on the thighs going up, and knees going down.

Like any new physical endeavour i'd encourage practise. If you were doing the tour d france, cycle; london marathon, run; climbing hills; walk.

It sounds obvious but people who fail, don't put in the hard yards. With a bit of luck you have some hills near by, even if they are small, do them, rinse repeat. That'll point out immediate physical failings if any exist - give you a chance to address them and then succeed.
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