Needed to get my car serviced but still go to work. Didn’t want to ask anyone to drive me there and back. Luckily the auto shop is only 5.5 miles from work so I threw my bike in the back of my car, drove to the shop, then rode to work.
All told, 11 miles today with some hills on the way back. I tried to just push harder instead of downshifting and was successful some of the time. I’m please overall.
Also, if you’re in the San Diego area, Mira Mesa Automotive, owned by Jim Boucher (Boo-shay) does good work and they don’t mess around with you.