Bit tough for cycling though!
not for all but Vertriders are doing this on the Alps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyWJczxK-cQ
Were I thirty years younger it would certainly be for me because it's really my kind of riding - skillful and with plenty of commitment on show. That's what's always done it for me - I'm not overly bothered about speed, per se, but I do like to try and ride stuff well, using a bit of finesse rather than speed and hoping for the best (which never works for me). However, there are plenty of people a lot better than me and three of them are on this video. They're not washed up old f**kers either.
Karen doesn't, for some reason, like me going up into the big mountains in Greece, especially on my own and with no phone coverage. She says she can never relax until, sometimes after several hours, she hears my tyres on the cobblestones near our house. I think she expects me to die up there.....