Tracy, you did great! I didn't find myself having to slow down too much, but the more hill climbs you do, the more confident you will be in doing climbs like this. Sierra was a tough ride, and to do OLH the week after takes lots of guts. Pat yourself on the back.Originally Posted by tprevost
BTW, how's the lower back? I usually get that after continuous climbing, and usually an indication that I was pushing too hard. It's ok to tell me on the hill you have to slow the pace down a little bit. I do that when I ride with my friends Steve and Cheryl, who glide up the hill.
Going back via Portola is a lot tougher than it looks. It is deceiving because it is a very gradual incline, and you think you shouldn't have that much a problem, but you do. Again, kudos to you, Trac.