I live in one of the flatest areas in the USA. I literally have to go 30+ miles to find any respectable grades more than a half mile long. While we don't have a lot of hills, we do have an abundance of wind. I've wondered if riding into the wind translates at all to increased power for hill climbing. I'm interested in doing some charity rides in areas with more varied terrain and I don't want to get totally blown into the weeds by riders used to the longer grades.