I'm on the Greenway headed north, and spy two cyclists riding up past the Little Red Lighthouse. They are clearly on a mission, and it seems like a good idea to get into their slipstream, so I follow them up the hill. I know this hill.
The first time I encountered it with Lucille, we did not make it up. But I've conquered many hills since then - both with Lucille and Janet - and I fairly coast to the top now.
That was before Janet. Before Annandale. That was before doing repeat hills with L. That was before I knew the value of training. I've decided to attempt the hill this time, curious as to how I'll do.
We sail through a tunnel
*Greenway all the way to the end
Up hill and across pedestrian bridge, through tunnel
Up steep hill bending left, ride to ramped highway crossing
Take a right upon exit crossing, and left up 181st
Up 181st and right on Cabrini one block
Left up 180th
Right on Ft. Washington Ave
Right on 177th
Right on Cabrini
Left onto sidewalk
entrance to GWB on your left (gear down)