Coach Rob and I have been campaigning in the background a little to try and build our team for next year’s Haute Route, and I’ve been, for the first time, allowing myself to look into it more deeply. I must admit, it’s looking more and more like an event that I should attempt.
I knew it was going to be tough, but I somehow had the thought that the majority of riders would be men of a certain age with a certain amount of disposable income, who ride their bikes on the weekends (when it’s not raining). I’m wrong, I’m happy to say. The event appears to be taking itself very seriously, with strict cut-off times each day (just like the Tour de France and other stage races), leaving hundreds, after only 3 days, already off the list of Official Finishers. Why this gets me excited and not depressed is unknown, but I’m finding myself very motivated all of a sudden!
And so I present you with video diaries from the first three days. If you like what you see and think you’d like to take on this awesome event (even if you are of a certain age, etc.), let’s talk!