A Steep, Narrow, Winding Hill on the Near East Side of Athens
3D Facing North
Cable Lane Stats
Topo With North Up
As you roll along the flat section of brick road through the quiet residential neighborhood, Cable Lane doesn't seem as if it is going to be very difficult to conquer. Guess again. As the road turns to macadam it gradually gets steeper into a 10% grade at about the .5 mile mark. You think to your self, "This isn't that hard." You get a slight rest into the "S" turn and then the fun starts.
The last .25 miles has almost 200 ft. of elevation gain. The grade shoots up to 13% and every 100 ft. is a slightly different steepness with one ugly section at a grade of 21%. Momentum is the key to a good assault on Cable. If you loose your rhythm, think of a some fast paced music to pedal to. (extra points if you actually sing while riding up Cable Lane). Imagine riding up Cable Lane 11 times in one ride. This is what the Women's National Road Race Championship did in the mid 1990's when it came to Athens.
Cycle Path recommends wearing ahelmet, obeying all traffic laws and riding within your limits.