First Time Climbing & Descending with Lady Gravel Cyclist: Part One

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Baby steps around Ellijay, Georgia

July 2021, the Lady Gravel Cyclist began her journey into the world of cycling. LGC has an athletic background but started at ground zero, aboard a humble indoor trainer.

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

Aboard the trainer, LGC learned basics such as shifting gears, simulated climbing, and clipless pedals. Around the middle of November 2021, LGC headed outside for her first ride on clipless pedals, and from there, she has blossomed.

In this video, LGC joins JOM for an intro to climbing and descending, near Ellijay, Georgia. North Georgia’s mountains may not be as high as the peaks of Colorado, but the mixed-surface roads in particular feature steep grades and descents, terrain that challenges the technical abilities of most riders.

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

Continued from Above:

LGC has joined group rides, and completed two mixed-surface 100 mile rides, one being the toughest edition of the Dirty Pecan to date, the 2022 edition.

Additional Photos

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Tackling a steep grade

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Sort of friendly greeting by locals 🙂

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Learning descending skills
cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Spring has sprung in North Georgia

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

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2 comments on “First Time Climbing & Descending with Lady Gravel Cyclist: Part One

  1. I really love you posting the progression and rides with Lady Gravel Cyclist. Kind of makes you seem a little more balanced JOM, Lol. And it’s awesome to see your cycling LGC.
    Keep it up!

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