2012 was a year of running, but 2013 was focused much more on cycling. After treating myself to Decathlon's Triban 3, the most basic (which is to say cheapest) road bike I could find back then, I caught another bug, and winning an entry into Étape du Tour 2013 and climbing few well-known Alpine mountains has sealed the deal, and the rest is history.
It never gets easier, you just go faster.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.
cycling / Jul 2019
After the Tour de France the Marmotte Granfondo Alps is the most important tourist event of the summer in the French Alps. With a 174 km parcours sending you over four mountain passes to rack up over 5,000 m of climbing, it's not for the faint of heart.
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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.