A few weeks ago my other half, HaloJ, was looking at a new cycle route for me to do which she mentioned in this thread. Now I'm not a cycling obsessive nut like she is but do enjoy cycling, though I hate hills (well, the going up bit, I love coming down them ). I'm also not a daily cyclist, my job requires a fair bit of driving, so I do my cycling after work and try to ride 2 or 3 times a week if I can, hence the cycling route she was planning. So HaloJ set up the route and told me it was nice and flat so I'd enjoy it. Well it seems that it wasn't quite as flat as she claimed it to be as you'll see from this video... My 'flat' cycling route Apparently the first of the two hills is steeper than any she rides on her journey home. No doubt these look nothing to many of you regular cyclists. I hate hills though, I'm only just getting back into cycling after many years, I'm on a Trek 7200 which isn't the lightest of bikes and I'm around 3 stones overweight at the moment, so go easy on me with the jibes! Anyway, lesson learned, don't believe a cycle nut when she says a route is easy and flat! Also we've now been living together for 1.5 months so she may now be aiming for the latter part of that statement.