You have some beautiful places to ride. My husband and I were in the Applachian Mountains a couple of weeks ago. Wheh!!!! One ride was 15 miles into a town at the top of a mountain from the New River. It was all up hill. I was cursing & yelling at myself for encouragement, not aware that my husband 1/2 mile back could hear me. How we knew it was all uphill, was on the way back we only had to pedal for the first two miles, the rest of the distance we rode our brakes. Another time we were in Watoga State Park. We set up the tent and thought we would ride our bikes to the pool. It was 6 miles uphill inside the park.
Oh yeah, if you don't change your eating patterns, you'll still be outashape like me.