My goals are relatively modest compared to most this year. I turned 60y old last october. I had planned for 2022 to be a year of trips abroad to ride in great locations.I rode mountains in and around Nice, then a week later went to Majorca for a training camp. Then some French mountains in June. What should have been a great year was tempered by the fact this was all done with pain or at best discomfort from 2 hernias and the knowledge i needed an operation. The trips had to come first
Frustratingly while the op went well, i got sepsis and was off the bike for 6 weeks. Not long after and just before xmas i got covid. Another 4 weeks gone and that long journey back to healthy nomality. Throughout all this my Doctor said if i didnt have underlying fitness through cycling i would likley have faired much worse. So keep cycling guys and girls!
I have a Raid Pyrennes, to be completed in 100hrs, in late june. I am stupidly excited for it. I am riding with much stronger/lighter mates. I have spent the last 6 weeks riding light and doing some rowing to get myself in better shape.I have another 14 weeks of proper training to get to a point where my ftp is back at 255 at 70-72 kilo's. I may not get there but i should have the endurance back in place to complete the ride in the alloted time.