Perfect 36 mile day out on roadbike,only 80 miles this week with just some short climb rides and days off to attack the backyard. Temps were not warm,not cool,no wind,perfect. Didnt even sweat hardly. Felt positively Spritely out on bike today,so a break was a good idea. Spun or stomped every short steep climb in the 42/28 or 42/25 just went right up for someone of my advanced age. I either spun in between climbs or stood up and nailed it just for laughs,with the big flat pedals stand up climbing with the whole arch of foot supported is really good,force of leg goes right to pedal not through flex of ankle and foot. Once your used to it,it really works. 7 months ago at the beginning of this re-training of the body to the bike I was struggling up the steeps in the 26/28 and lucky to get up and back,quite a difference and Way more fun now. I like the 42 middle chain ring,use it all the time. Switched the 26 inner chain ring back to the 30 which also works great for the Really Steep stuff. Flailed around on the mt bike some during the week,couple night rides,some trail searching. Desmo the Cat really likes being close when Im working on bikes,shiny objects/chainring bolts are impossible to resist.