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My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem

At this time 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)? 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 tough. 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 Unhealthy Information:
However I failed in my different targets as I solely had a handful of rides that didn’t start and finish at my house. So I actually failed at my aim 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:

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 “No less than 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 buddies 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 one of the best ways as much as Roselend as you get to trip throughout the rattling dam. Particulars right here.

3. A lot of 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 dwell 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.

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 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.


A couple of extra 2021 pictures



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