Watching Tour de France has inspired me to head for the mountains on the road bike, and there's a few good climbs near Girona... but unfortunately my bike only has a double ring so is not ideal for cat 1 and 2 climbs...
Next bike will definitely have a triple.
I made it, but it hurt like
This is the climb I did today.
Ryder does it in 29:09... not sure where his start is, mine from 13.5km away at the start of the road was a very pedestrian 50 mins (although I did get held up by some sheep for 30 secs).
Even grinding a heavy gear it was still 15 mins faster than I did on the mountain bike last week.
Coming back down only takes 10 mins!!!