Well, I tried today. To ride the route I will be taking when (and if, after today) I start commuting to work. TALK ABOUT YOUR HILLS!!!!! I never knew I was driving up so many inclines. The car doesn't seem to mind. I rode a short ways but couldn't top one hill without walking the bike. Then when I turned around I had to walk another hill on the way back. Geez, and it seemed so easy when I was riding down it!!!!! Mr. Beanz, I think you are crazy with your love of hills. I thought I was going to die. Just proved to me that I need more off duty time on the bike before I try to ride to work. Gives me motivation, but do the hills have to be so hard to get motivated? That's what I'd like to know!!