At least that is what it felt like…
I just completed my first outing on my vintage Raleigh Competition CS, and here is what I learned:
- Laguna Niguel’s rolling hills, are steeper and higher from a bike saddle then they are from the drivers seat of a car.
- I am completely out of shape.
I had to get off and walk this hill, even taking a break on the walk up… At the top, this man in the last third of his life cruses by and continues up another slope… Good for him, he got to laugh at this poor guy less than half his age.
The whole ride/walk took an hour, and wiped me out. But I will certainly get more miles from the bike. I may be down, but not out…
I would love a fixed gear, but with the hills here, it may not be possible. I have to learn the more level routes, for sure.