You can’t get good by staying home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong

makes me tick

It never gets easier, you just go faster.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.

recent sport adventures

running / Jun 2019
If you’re a fan of trail running then the Marathon du Mont Blanc is the ultimate challenge. Covering 42kms and climbing over 2,000 metres, this high-altitude race is for the super-fit.
running / Jun 2019
Almost 4 months have passed since my previous try to run the Ultra tour du Massif des 3 Pignons, which ended prematurely with bad ankle sprain. Time to give the 35 bosses route another chance.
cycling / May 2019
Sweeping canyons, quiet back roads, prehistoric cave systems and some of France's finest wines – Ardèche is home to some of the country's most spectacular cycling.
running / May 2019
A running trail in a Mediterranean environment.
cycling / May 2019
Some say Mont Ventoux is the hardest of all the mythical Tour de France climbs and rightly so. The mountain achieved worldwide notoriety when it claimed the life of the great English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13th 1967 from a combination of a stomach upset, heat exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.

sport in planning

running / Aug 2019
Oak groves, pine forests and beech forests, silted plains, unusual rocks, breathtaking views, unexpected ruins... With a height difference of more than 1000m and more than 50km of trails, this itinerary is aimed at experienced trailers who want to refine their training over long distances.
cycling / Sep 2019
After the Tour de France the Marmotte Granfondo Alps is the most important tourist event of the summer in the French Alps.
running / Sep 2019
L'un des plus dur trail de la Vallée de la Seine, mais également l'un des plus joli.
caving / May 2020
Imagine a time when Ardeche was submersed in the depths of the sea, a time when subterranean cavities and extraordinary lime and basalt concretions took shape over centuries of inexorable erosions and water infiltrations. Nowadays such places are open to the public.
running / Aug 2020
New silly challenge idea for 2020.