Tour de Bondi

23Jul08

I have been watching the Tour de France these past few weeks and wanted to put the mammoth climbs these men accomplish into context. For example, yesterday’s stage was a total distance was about 135km with the highest climb at an elevation of 2,802m above sea level – a spectacular scene if you feel like having a look, (scroll down to see the video highlights of Stage 16).

The two big climbs of the day were about 25km in distance, which is about 8 times the length of the start of my morning commute; a climb that quite frankly hurts sometimes. I feel quite embarrassed to compare my this with the super-human efforts of the Tour cyclists, but never-the-less, that little black triangle is my pathetic little attempt at scaling the heights of the world.

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