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The Challenge

Wow are my legs tired.

I have completed my main 2008 Challenge to cycle 160,000 metres of vertical ascent (or one foot for every minute of the year). There is no doubt that my silly challenges have kept me motivated.


Year-to-date, I have cycled 91,377 metres (299,800 feet) of vertical ascent.

And despite way too much beer, I have lost some weight.


For the last few years whenever Winter comes along I just start gaining weight. It’s time for intervention via a mini-challenge.

My primary 2008 Challenge won’t be unveiled until January 1st, but I can’t wait until then to stop this weight gain.


It’s cold and winter is approaching but I am getting pretty close to my target of 160,000 metres of vertical ascent for 2007. I rode less in October than I have for months and the extra rest days made me feel stronger.