Today, I thought to spice up a little bit my daily exercise, and decided to try a route I didn't choose before. It's a more hilly one, although it goes in total 220m up, and the same down, but not in once, but up and down, and up and down, keeping me entertained all along.
This is not a problem to the roadbike comrades with 30 gears, but as I have only 8 gears on my Shimano nexus, these hills are a bit of a challenge, what I lack in gear, I had to substitute with stamina... :-) Before, I had to get off for these uphills, but somehow, since we do all these bike tours, and especially since last week in the Italian Alps, I have much more power to go up hills.
Looks like almost the elephant inside the BOA snake in the Petit Prince...
One of the bicycle books I'm reading says that once bikers get pass the first big mountain tour, they get addicted, and just want to do the altitudes... I'm far from that, at least with my gear ratio it's quite out of quesiton to climb up to 2-3000 m, but anyway, it's good that these hills are passable now.
If you want to have a look, here's my workout route on the map in Endomondo:
I even reached my all time high, 58 km/h on a long descent! Probably I will need to upgrade my brakes to disc brakes, as on these long descents in Austria the rims heat up, and my tires also heat up, and I don't want to finish a descent with a blown up tire.
In one of the curves, I found a group of animals, silently eating...
Do you bike in the hills?
How is your experience?
How often do you take a new path?