Mainly riding to work.
I'm learning to "tuck in"; that really helps top end and gas mileage. I'm also pedalling for two seconds when shifting gears. This helps better engagements.
My new 32t first gear cassette isn't cutting it on the steep ramp at work and a steep hill near home. I have a running start on the ramp, so not a big problem. HOWEVER, the steep hill id sometimes gridlocked. Once stopped, my bike doesn't have the torque to continue uphill. I have to ride a narrow paved walkway along the steep hill.
Time fo look for another 34t cassette.....or maybe a larger 8mm chainring.