I remember the 1st time I started riding my mountain bike in NC. I was riding downhill thinking this is awesome. This is fantastic, this is what I've always wanted to do. As soon as I hit my 1st incline, I remember thinking this is dumb, this is stupid, who would ever want to do this. I was able to ride uphill a little more each day. I am a flat lander although there are some 100' hills around G'ville.
The downhills make the uphills all worth it.
Lost in the right direction.