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My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem


Right now 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 dwelling 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 instances and mountain climbing greater than a 100 instances in 2021.

The Good Information:
I did obtain my major aim 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 Dangerous 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 aim of biking up 100 totally different cols. BUT, I will need to have a minimum of 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 “At the very least one nice dawn trip.” Success!

Aside from my spouse, I not often rode with anybody else this 12 months. However I met up with my nice mates 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 by way of Col du Pré

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

3. Plenty of rides with my spouse

I had fairly just a few rides with my great spouse. At all times 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 doable to seek out the solar above the clouds.

Remaining 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 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 energetic.

I want everybody a Happier New Yr. Be nicely.

Will

A number of extra 2021 photographs

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