Personal challenge to climb Hautacam 100 times in 2014.
4th December 2014
Finished with a few weeks to spare. The first 97 were the hardest. It got easier after that.
3rd December 2014
Ride 98. Change in the weather, it was -2.9c at the top and +2c at the bottom.
1st December 2014
Taking a rest day today after 2 very hard days. I’ve now completed 97 climbs.
|Hautacam 100 No 95, 96 & 97||Hautacam 100 No 92, 93 & 94|
29th November 2014.
Plans don’t always workout. Thursday I had planned to do 3 climbs. It was a nice calm and mild day at the bottom. By 5 km to go it started to get windy. At 3km from the top I got blown off the bike and the bike blown off the road and over the edge. Luckily it was not a big drop and I retrive it undamaged. I made to the top but that was it for day and the next day.
On Saturday I rode it 3 times. I’m now on 94 and plan to be finished in the next 3 or 4 days all being well.
I have 90 rides completed. A few big days now and I’m finished.
13 November 2014
Getting close now, I need to finish it in the next 2 weeks. Today was my 84th ascent.
8th November 2004.
Today was my 80th ride. It was a beautiful day, very calm with the occasional burst of warm sunshine. I plan to be finished my challenge in 3 weeks time.
6th September 2014.
Today was my 60th ride.
Strava – Hautacam 100 No 60
Now that the busiest period of the summer is over it’s time to get back to my challenge to ride Hautacam 100 times in 2014. It’s been a long and hard summer, we’ve not had a day off since the beginning of May and won’t for another 6 weeks yet. Slow and steady does it. Yesterday was my first time in a month and number 53. So far August has been a lot colder and wetter than average and as you can see in the photo everything is still very green.
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