Gul Panag shares her experience of cycling in the mountains: ‘It’s a different ball game’

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The actor called it a “humbling” experience

People who go out cycling every day will know that it is starkly different in the plains — where it is easier to push the pedals — than it is high up in the mountains.

Actor Gul Panag, who is a fitness enthusiast, took to Instagram to share her experience riding her bike or cycle in the mountains in Himachal Pradesh. In one of her recent posts, as she posed with her two wheeler in a blue jacket and a hat, smiling at the camera, she wrote, “Day 1 of training to ride in the mountains. And it’s a whole different ball game!”

She explained in the caption that she has been “training [the] last few weeks, averaging 25 km 3-4 times a week”. “But riding in the plains doesn’t come close to this.”

The Dor actor also explained that “endurance and strength apart, getting to know the bike takes some getting used to”, adding that on the “very first major climb, while down shifting, the chain came off”.

“And I couldn’t put it back. Needed my father to come and help me. Like when I was little. Also, I got caught in the downpour.”

Gul called it a “humbling” experience. “One starts to think of one self as a cat’s whiskers in the fitness ‘department’, taking pride in form, endurance, appearance, resting heart rate, etc. And then you realise, there’s no destination. Fitness is a journey…”

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