I left an hour later than I should have – on the road by about 7:30. If the hottest time of the day is midday, I reached my goal of getting to the mountains before then.
It took about 30 minutes to crawl up the hill, but I just put my head down and kept turning the pedals. The section of narrow shoulder isn’t too bad, either.
Now for a burger and chips with a milkshake.