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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)? Nicely … there’s some excellent news and a few unhealthy information.

For apparent causes I didn’t stray removed from residence fairly often. And issues from my neck/backbone fracture a few years in the past has made very lengthy rides troublesome. However I stayed lively, biking 250 occasions and mountain climbing 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 toes = 160,200 metres).

The Dangerous Information:
However I failed in my different targets as I solely had a handful of rides that didn’t start and finish at my residence. So I definitely failed at my purpose 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 usually in 2021:

Atop Mont Sion (Mont Salève in background)
Favorite Rides of the 12 months

1. La Barillette at Dawn

One other a part of my 2021 problem was “At the least one nice dawn journey.” Success!

Other than 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 by way of Col du Pré

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

3. Numerous rides with my spouse

I had fairly just a few rides with my fantastic spouse. At all times enjoyable.

4. Rides above the clouds

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

Closing 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 journey. 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 12 months. Be nicely.


Just a few extra 2021 pictures



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