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Old 10-07-12, 12:09 PM   #1
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Is a goal a good thing or a mad thing?

You know...

I went up to the top of this once as a teenager, but only from Sault, not the very bottom

So, 3 times - surely all it takes is a failure of imagination and a dogged daftness

Anyhow, I've booked next summer's break. Spouse, sadly, has declined the tandem
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Old 10-07-12, 12:18 PM   #2
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That link is not working for me...

Training for an epic event is a good goal, as long as the rest of your life holds together well.

My Goal;

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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Old 10-07-12, 12:27 PM   #3
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That's an email address
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Old 10-07-12, 01:48 PM   #4
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The link you refer to is probably climbing Ventoux up the 3 different routes in one day. Did the trip from Malaucen in one day and was my first ever Mountain climb. Went back a couple of years later and the intention was to do the 3 climbs but did the Malaucen to the summit- dropped down into Sault and thanks to the weather-Rain and wind- I stopped. Mountains are not the best place to be on with horizontal rain.

The other Town to start from is Bedoin and a link to Ventoux is

Scroll down to Road cyling and you can get an idea of what Wobbly is refering to.

And a link to one of our members climbing it is!
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Old 10-08-12, 05:51 AM   #5
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Guess my goal (see sig) fits mad category. But I am having fun trying and if I do make it, I will have bragging rights for the rest of my life, and that's worth a lot.
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