I took my first long hill climb this afternoon. I was surprised to look down at my computer to see a distance of that far. Although it felt hard on the legs, I didn't expect the distance to be that far. Maybe the ALC won't be that bad after all.
I'm thinking I still need more gears though. The 34t cog granny gear helps a lot - tons actually, but I'm just desperate for another lower gear for treading on hills hours at a time. Maybe I just need to take frequent but short breaks. I can recover fairly quickly, but the hill climbs are still a bust.
Climbing HWY 46
2 days ago