Happy New Year!
Believe it or not, this blog turns ten years old today. I suppose proving that I like to make New Year resolutions. I’ve had distance challenges, ascent challenges, number of Cols challenges, etc. and these big targets have all kept me motivated. But this year, I’ve decided that a challenge with several little goals will keep me the most happy (and busy).
As always, I must first thank my truly wonderful wife Doreen, who always supports my silly cycling addiction – and has bravely joined me on many fun adventures.
My 2015 Cycling Challenge
Cycle 25 New Cols/Climbs
It gets harder every year to find new climbs. But the Alps are a big place. And finding new climbs can be very rewarding:
Cycle above 2,000 metres at least 25 Times
And above 2,500 metres at least 10 times.
Cycle in Austria
As you can see, I sadly have no photo for this section.
Take Doreen Touring in Italy
Somewhere NOT in the high Alps – I promise. 🙂
Cycle to 3,000 metres altitude at least once
Lead candidates: Col du Jandri, and/or Mont Chaberton. Other suggestions welcome.
Ride the Ventoux Night Session
Held every second year, this super fun and well organised event climbs Ventoux in the middle of the night to see the sunrise from the summit. I had a blast in 2011 and 2013. I am already registered for 2015. Limited space, so hurry if you want me to buy you a beer there.
At least 183 Very Active Days
Local climbs, cross-country skiing, giant hikes, basement trainer, etc. Anything that gets me moving.
and of course More Hay Surfing
Happy cycling to everyone in 2015!