I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.

It’s getting colder and the high Alps has fresh snow. With lots of lousy weather in the immediate forecast, my…


Col de Portet d’Aspet is the descent where Fabio Casartelli tragically crashed and died during the 1995 Tour de France. This is the monument to his memory.