There was a hill I attempted 6 weeks ago and had to walk it halfway: climb is 500ft over 0.8 mile. Is this considered a steep hill? (felt like it).
Yesterday, I made it all the way up in middle chainring, non-stop, standing on the pedals. Kept thinking "just to the next light pole" and kept passing them. Legs are totally sore today, and achilles tight... will need a day or two off to heal 'em. Also first consecutive day under 200lbs.