Life, cycling, whatever. It’s hilly around here, and while I’m pretty good with downhill, uphill kicks my butt something fierce. I’m recovering faster than I was when I started this, but I’m still puffing like a bloody steam engine when I get back from a ride, mostly from the uphill parts.
Alas, I’m not going to get downhill both ways, and there really isn’t a way to have uphill heading out and downhill back, not least because our driveway climbs from the road. It’s a good day when I can keep going all the way up the driveway instead of having to get off and walk the bike those last few yards.
I’m still doing a lot better than I was when I started, so it’s progress. I just wish there was more downhill and less up.