cycling

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.
Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

recent cycling adventures

cycling / Oct 2019
Lightning-fast, sturdily built and feels at home on gravel, tarmac and easy terrain.
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.
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.
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.

cycling in planning

cycling / Apr 2020
A family-free week full of cycling and yoga, with a pinch of swimming and possibly some easy running.
cycling / May 2020
We have already been there earlier this year, averaging one summit per head per day. Easy peasy! Time to spice it up.
cycling / Jul 2020
911 km and 15,937 m D+ of fun. Woop woop!