Happy New Year! It’s time for my 7th annual cycling challenge.
As 2011 approaches, I am
relieved happy to say that I have finished my 2010 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.
If nothing else, so far this year I have proven that it is possible to cycle the Alps in winter – at least smaller climbs.
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.