Today, using my Marin Alpine Trail 29er (TweetyPot) with the same gearings, I climbed Timberland again. This time, I did it with three dismounts. My stopovers: 1) before the "infamous siko"; 2) at the rumble strips after the "siko"; and, 3) after the next curve. This is the hardest segment of the climb.
For the past month, I'd limited my biking on flat grounds only due to an illness. When I got bored, I tested if I could do some climbs. Anyway, I feel better and stronger now.
Last Friday, I tried the Commonwealth Avenue Extension - Form Dory's Restaurant up to Quirino Highway. A piece of cake!. Yesterday, the ride from Aling Tina's Eatery up to the curve before the "siko" was a walk in the park!
And, today, I made my climb as easy as ABC, pedaling slowly and stopping/resting at will, just to reach my goal as if I'm a newbie. Actually, my plan was to make 4 to 5 stopovers. I was so happy I did it in less!
Second stopover at the rumble strips:
Ride safe always!