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My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem

At present is the top of the seventeenth 12 months 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)? Properly … there’s some excellent news and a few unhealthy information.

For apparent causes I didn’t stray removed from house fairly often. And issues from my neck/backbone fracture a few years in the past has made very lengthy rides troublesome. However I stayed energetic, biking 250 occasions and mountaineering greater than a 100 occasions in 2021.

The Good Information:
I did obtain my main purpose of 160,200 metres of vertical ascent.

Keep in mind: there are 525,600 minutes a 12 months. Climb one foot a minute. 525,600 ft = 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 house. So I actually failed at my purpose of biking up 100 completely different cols. BUT, I should 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:

Atop Mont Sion (Mont Salève in background)
Favorite Rides of the Yr

1. La Barillette at Dawn

One other a part of my 2021 problem was “Not less than one nice dawn experience.” Success!

Aside from my spouse, I not often rode with anybody else this 12 months. However I met up with my nice associates Tim and Richard in October to cycle as much as La Barillette for the dawn. Wooohooo! Fabulous views of the distant Alps have been the reward for the early begin at nighttime. Particulars right here.

2. Cormet de Roselend through Col du Pré

Ridden simply earlier than the Dauphiné. Keep in mind, through Col du Pré is one of the simplest ways as much as Roselend as you get to experience throughout the rattling dam. Particulars right here.

3. Numerous rides with my spouse

I had fairly a couple of rides with my great spouse. At all times enjoyable.

4. Rides above the clouds

Autumn the place I stay can typically be darkish, foggy, and overcast. But when one cycles excessive sufficient it’s typically doable to search out the solar above the clouds.

Last Ideas

I do know 2021 was a difficult 12 months for nearly everybody. For me, the important thing to happiness and well-being is train. I simply really feel higher not simply throughout but additionally after a enjoyable bike experience. I’m unhappy to not have achieved all of my 2021 Biking Problem – however am happy I stayed energetic.

I want everybody a Happier New Yr. Be effectively.


A number of extra 2021 images

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