As we speak is the top of the seventeenth yr of this weblog and thus the top of my seventeenth annual biking problem. How did I do versus my 2021 Biking Problem (particulars right here)? Nicely … there’s some excellent news and a few dangerous information.
For apparent causes I didn’t stray removed from dwelling fairly often. And issues from my neck/backbone fracture a few years in the past has made very lengthy rides tough. However I stayed lively, biking 250 instances and mountaineering greater than a 100 instances in 2021.
The Good Information:
I did obtain my main purpose of 160,200 metres of vertical ascent.
Bear in mind: there are 525,600 minutes a yr. Climb one foot a minute. 525,600 toes = 160,200 metres).
The Unhealthy Information:
However I failed in my different objectives as I solely had a handful of rides that didn’t start and finish at my dwelling. So I actually failed at my purpose of biking up 100 totally different cols. BUT, I will need to have no less than a 100 rides that included my native Col du Mont Sion. 🙂 Above the col are a number of unpaved routes up and throughout Mont Sion and I visited them typically in 2021:
Favorite Rides of the Yr
1. La Barillette at Dawn
One other a part of my 2021 problem was “At the very least one nice dawn trip.” Success!
Aside from my spouse, I hardly ever rode with anybody else this yr. However I met up with my nice pals Tim and Richard in October to cycle as much as La Barillette for the dawn. Wooohooo! Fabulous views of the distant Alps had been the reward for the early begin in the dead of night. Particulars right here.
2. Cormet de Roselend through Col du Pré
Ridden simply earlier than the Dauphiné. Bear in mind, through Col du Pré is one of the best ways as much as Roselend as you get to trip throughout the rattling dam. Particulars right here.
3. Numerous rides with my spouse
I had fairly a couple of rides with my fantastic spouse. All the time enjoyable.
4. Rides above the clouds
Autumn the place I reside can typically be darkish, foggy, and overcast. But when one cycles excessive sufficient it’s typically attainable to seek out the solar above the clouds.
I do know 2021 was a difficult yr for nearly everybody. For me, the important thing to happiness and well-being is train. I simply really feel higher not simply throughout but in addition after a enjoyable bike trip. I’m unhappy to not have achieved all of my 2021 Biking Problem – however am happy I stayed lively.
I want everybody a Happier New Yr. Be nicely.