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Old 03-12-2014, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Uphill/Downhill P-and-G

Pulse and glide question:

Given a situation where there is a set of two inclines (one up and one down)-- for example, a dip, where the slope going down is the exact same distance as the slope going back up to level again-- at freeway speeds (45-70) is it better to glide down the first one, and then pulse up the second? Or is it better to pulse down the first one and glide up the second, only applying power as needed to reach the top?

My feeling is that it's better to pulse going downhill and glide on the corresponding uphill. But what about air resistance?

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