Except for the
There are hills on all my other rides, though. Rides tend to be rolling. What I miss is that long-term, you're-gonna-be-here-a-while climbs. And I miss the downhills, too. I'm a woos on the downhills, but I still miss them.
Some of my favorite rides/descents are up by my mom's place in
I didn't make a very good Californian, but I loved the riding.
This was the start of my bread-and-butter.
Up Spruce, over
I did that once. A lot of people do it once.
On longer rides, towards the end was my favorite climb – Pinehurst, from Canyon to Skyline. I always liked the names involved there. Pinehurst means nothing, but Canyon and Skyline are just the kind of roads they sound like. (Although, earlier in those rides, I was often on "
Then there's the climb between
I've never walked my bike up any of these routes. I'm proud of that. I did walk my bike down
None of these are the Alps, none are the