…except where I found sand on the trail.
Seriously, in my lowest gear [ 25 gear inches–30-tooth chain ring and 32-tooth cog, with a 700C wheel], on the hills I climbed today, there was more quad effort than just spinning and inching up the hills. Albeit, I sat there and climbed the grades. She climbs well, just not a lot of spinning like my MTB. Of course, I can change my gearing. The question is what type hill will I ride with Silk. I plan to add a 26″ 559 wheel, with a 11-34 cassette. At this point, I’ll likely ride more [months] and then decide.
Here are my rides for today.
1) A twisty, somewhat hilly trail: 0802201720CapeFearTrail
2) A challenging hill for roadies I know: 0802201803Eastwood Ave. Hill [I can ride this hill seated on my DF.]
Where I had sand as I was climbing, I did loose traction. Fortunately, there was not a lot of sand.
I did see my fastest speed yet, although downhill, 35.5 mph.
All, in all, it was fun. The walkers seemed friendlier than when I ride the same trail on my DF. Now that I have a baseline, I look forward to doing it again.