My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem

My 2021 Biking Problem – Outcomes – My Biking Problem

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Right now is the top of the seventeenth yr 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 dangerous 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 energetic, biking 250 instances and mountain climbing greater than a 100 instances in 2021.

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

Bear in mind: there are 525,600 minutes a yr. Climb one foot a minute. 525,600 ft = 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 actually failed at my aim 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 Yr

1. La Barillette at Dawn

One other a part of my 2021 problem was “No less than one nice dawn experience.” Success!

Aside from my spouse, I not often 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 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 one of the simplest ways as much as Roselend as you get to experience throughout the rattling dam. Particulars right here.

3. A number of rides with my spouse

I had fairly a couple of rides with my great spouse. At all times enjoyable.

4. Rides above the clouds

Autumn the place I reside 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.

Ultimate Ideas

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 nicely.

Will

A couple of extra 2021 photographs

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