If you’ve been reading me long enough you might have comes across this guy -. He’s a friend (in the sense that I know him and I need to remind him that he might know me, too, every time we meet) who I saw first at Haute Route back in 2013. He has done many of these events and did back-to-back-to-back 7 day races more than one year, I think. And yes, he has one arm and one leg.
He now lives in a village near Ventoux and I see him often on the mountain. Why? Because he has a bit of an obsession with climbing the thing and has celebrated his ‘de-confinement’ today with his 200th ascent. Here’s his Strava activity.
And just to rub salt in our mere mortal wounds, many of those ascents are Ventoux Triples (3 sides in one day).
In other news, I (all arms and legs present) did a whole 53 km today for my first ride after 2 months inside. I would have gone longer if my allergies hadn’t flared up. Sniff sniff….