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Ideas for my 40 List

Later this year I will be 39 years old which means that next year I will hit the big 40. I have already been invited to my first 40th birthday party and there will be many more to come as all my friends pass this milestone. To celebrate I want to plan a series of challenges and activities with my friends and family over the next year or so. I have a few ideas but I want to hear yours.

The first idea on the list is cycle up the Alpe D’Huez – one of the great climbs of the Tour de France. The route is 14km long, contains 21 hairpins ascending to 1120 metres as you go. Easy huh?

Being a big bloke I am not built for cycling so this would be a major challenge for me. I have at least one companion who is willing to attempt it with me so hopefully this will also be motivation.  If I am getting fitter I would also like to smash some running milestones like running a half marathon in under 2 hours.

There are limits to my physical abilities so I also want to do some fun stuff that I might not get to do very often or have always fancied. I used to enjoy taking posed rollercoaster photos like the one below and I really want to nail the ultimate photo once and for all.

I have seen plenty of bloggers, pinners and tweeters with bucket lists so now is the time to tell me your ideas.  Either post your ideas in the comment box or tweet me. Go!


10 thoughts on “Ideas for my 40 List

  1. I’d be up for the Alpe D’Huez. To compliment this, have you thought about entering an eating contest? A good target would be 40 hotdogs in 10 minutes.

    1. Alpe d’huez planning starts tmw night in the pub so I will keep you informed. Should we do the eating contest straight after the climb? Actually eating contest is a really good idea.

  2. It’s my 40th next year and also and my best man and mate. We are off to las Vegas for 3 nights/4 days. There’s 10 of us elder statesmen going to have a bit of a release. Can’t say my wife is too happy but understands through gritted teeth.

    1. I think that idea is a little above my pay grade! Doesn’t stop it from being awesome though. I went to Vegas to see my friends get married (10 years ago i think) and they will be turning 40 next year as well so I think it could be popular.

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