Yesterday was hill training day, so we aired up the tandem's tires and climbed Steiger Hill from Cantelow to Gibson Cyn, then back again, over Cantelow to Pleasant's Valley. We rode to 128, then through Winters to Putah Creek, back to Pleasant's Valley. We climbed Cantelow from the P.V. side -- first time on the tandem and were reminded of what 24% grades feel like. Then we went over Steiger again, and climbed Vine St. from Gibson Cyn. 45 miles, 3000 feet of climbing, avg. 16.1 mph.
For the rest of the day I wished we lived in a single story house.