FP, I've never been good at hills. When I raced I could power up most stuff ok ish. these days I can watch the seasons change as I climb. I ju st know that I've got to do them and the more I climb the less fear/more confidence I have.
My motivation is to take on Dunkery Beacon in the Exmoor Beast. For two years it's bested me, now it's personal.
Tomorrow I plan to ride two ten mile time trials as my training ride. In my pomp I could do 10 miles in 21 minutes. That was on a steel bike, no tri bars, carbon fibre or disc wheels. I could do 18 minutes on a tandem. If I could get under 28 minutes tomorrow on either test I'll be quite pleased.
Apologies for the lack of contact but my internet connection is a bit like me. It wobbles in and out of consciousness randomly.