Ups & Downs of Climbing & Descending with Lady Gravel Cyclist: Part Two

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
All smiles despite new challenges

In this video, LGC joins JOM for another foray into climbing and descending, starting and ending near the small community of Yukon, 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.

More about the Lady Gravel Cyclist

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.

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Greetings from a local

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.

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cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Sometimes you have to walk
cycling climbing and descending for the first time
There’s no shame in walking

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time
Descending on the drops

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

cycling climbing and descending for the first time

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