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My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem

My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem


Right now is the tip of the seventeenth 12 months of this weblog and thus the tip of my seventeenth annual biking problem. How did I do versus my 2021 Biking Problem (particulars right here)? Effectively … 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 tough. However I stayed energetic, biking 250 instances and mountaineering greater than a 100 instances in 2021.

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

Bear 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 dwelling. So I actually failed at my objective of biking up 100 totally different cols. BUT, I should have not 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 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 very least one nice dawn trip.” 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 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 the easiest way 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 fantastic spouse. At all times enjoyable.

4. Rides above the clouds

Autumn the place I stay can usually be darkish, foggy, and overcast. But when one cycles excessive sufficient it’s usually potential to search 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 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 12 months. Be effectively.


A couple of extra 2021 images



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