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Bucket List Rides

Posted by on November 6, 2015

In the weeks after my injury, I’m not sure what facilities I’ll have when I get mobile again. I discovered that Team Movistar’s Pablo Lastras was retiring after an 18 year career — after having crashed at the Vuleta ao Catalunya on Stage 4. At the time of the crash, they thought he had broken his femur, but it turned out that he sustained the same injury I did. His just happened at a much higher velocity. Pablo’s recovery hasn’t been so good — they’re not sure if he’ll require a new hip or even a prosthetic leg.

When I read those things, and I think about my former teammate Patty, and what she’s been able to do, I realize that it’s not the end, it’s just a page being turned.

But in that thinking, paraphrasing Tyler Durden, “What would I have wished I had done, while I could still ride a bicycle?” And of course things like “Ride across the United States” and associated things came to mind. My wife told me that I should write these things down, so here they are.

Long Rides

Specific Places / Climbs / Cities / Sportives / etc.

  • USA
  • Mt Palomar
  • Mt Diablo
  • Mt Mitchell
  • Mt Washington
  • Pike’s Peak
  • Wintergreen
  • Gibraltar Road
  • Mt. Baldy
  • SkyMass
  • Mauna Kea
  • France
  • Mont Ventoux
  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Col de la Madeline
  • Col du Galibier
  • Col d’Izoard
  • Col de la Croix de Fer
  • Le Semnoz
  • Lasets de Montvernier
  • Cormet de Roseland
  • Port de Bales
  • Route des Lacs
  • Col de Tourmalet
  • Col d’Aspin
  • Montee de Verbier
  • Col du Petit St. Bernard
  • Col de la Morte
  • Cime de la Bonette
  • Col d’Allos
  • Col de Mollard
  • Chamonix
  • Italy
  • Passo de Galvia
  • Passo Moritrolo
  • Passo Stelvio
  • Monte Zoncolan
  • Climb into Sienna (Strade Bianchi)
  • Passo Crocedomini
  • Poggio di San Remo
  • Cipressa
  • Via Fontebranda in Sienna
  • Madonna del Ghisallo
  • Lap around Lake Como
  • Rest of Europe
  • Koppenberg<
  • Mur de Huy
  • Sa Colabra
  • Giant’s Causeway Costal Road
  • Grossglockner
  • Oberlap Pass

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