Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-11, 04:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Leeds UK
Posts: 2,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Alpe d'Huez at 12

Pendant le banquet annuel de notre club, j'ai eu le plaisir de presenter un certificat a Mlle Hazel (douze ans), pour son ascent de l'Alpe d'Huez en 1 heure et 50 minutes. L'Alpe d'Huez, le col le plus fameux du monde, est difficile pour un adulte, mais Mlle Hazel fait l'ascension sans cessant, ou sans s'arretant. C'etait une performance formidable, merveilluese and fantastique.

If you want to translate the above into English, (or even French ), young Hazel (12 - just) rode up Alpe d'Hueze, non-stop, in 1 hour and 50 minutes. Her mum acted as soigneur and chief drinks supplier by driving up ahead of her and stopping at intervals.

She and her brother, 10 and 8, did it in about 4 hours a couple of years ago, but with lots of stops.

The certificate was an official one, issued at the top of le col.

Underestimate your kids abilities at your peril

That's 13.8 kilometres), average gradient 7.9%, 21 hairpins, and about 1100m height gain

Last edited by atbman; 01-31-11 at 05:39 PM.
atbman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-11, 07:28 PM   #2
paperback rider
Devourer of bread
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
10-12 year olds do rock the power to weight ratio.
paperback rider is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.