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Climbing & Descending

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Climbing & Descending (Introduction)


Hills present a special challenge. When you ride on the level, you can ease up and rest, and still go forward. But hills are different. You have to keep putting out a pretty good level of energy just to avoid falling over!


There's something else to consider. Descending. For some, descending, especially with corners or crosswinds, is very scary. Fortunately descending skills and techniques can be learned. These can make going down hills safe and a blast.


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