LOL... I can't agree with BigDumbBear more. But as an alternative I can only suggest that you break up that monster hill till you get used to it. I don't know how strong the winds are or how steep the mile is. I tackle some of the longer hills in my area by taking a side street for a bit then reentering that hill with a little rest in me. Just to break up the pace a little. It takes a while but if it gets really windy like it does here it can save you a lot of energy and pain.
Dan I would have to agree that choosing to work is a bad decision. But the location you chose is good. Uphill into a headwind on the way home means the last mile you ride to work is downhill. You start the work day with an exhilarating ride down a hill. Then while you are still bummed from having to work all day you have to climb the monster hill. After that you are easy riding to the house. See you chose a good place to work if you have to work.
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