Today, four times up Kaimes Road. A total ascent of 280m = 1/4 of an Alpe D’huez. First and last climbs were in my lowest gear, and the middle two were in my second gear. I managed okay in second gear, but didn’t feel like pushing much beyond that. First gear is a fairly straightforward spin. Practising climbing in higher gears makes sense from a training point of view, but the reason I tried it out was to show some solidarity with Frank who joined me on the first two climbs … on his singlespeed mountain bike. He’s completely mad, in an impressive kind of a way.