I rode my Trek North to Santa Teresa Park, then hike in the park up to Coyote Peak. This is a ride I used to do frequently when my Trek had an electric-assist kit. It also had a pedestrian mode which helped pushed the bike up the hill.
No assist today. It’s a bit harder without it! The bike weighs 28 pounds, and pushing it up some of the steeper trail sections was challenging. The hike up to the peak took about an hour.
It was nice to ride a shallower fire road trail back down part way, and then Bernal road the rest of the way. This added up to a challenging 3 1/2 hour workout. I’m sure I’ll do it again in the future. Maybe not too often.