Right now is the tip of the seventeenth yr 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 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 occasions and mountaineering greater than a 100 occasions in 2021.
The Good Information:
I did obtain my major objective of 160,200 metres of vertical ascent.
Keep in mind: there are 525,600 minutes a yr. 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 objective of biking up 100 totally different cols. BUT, I will need to 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 typically in 2021:
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 experience.” Success!
Other than my spouse, I hardly ever rode with anybody else this yr. 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 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 experience 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. At all times 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 search out the solar above the clouds.
I do know 2021 was a difficult yr 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 properly.
A number of extra 2021 pictures