We all knew that climbing three of the highest rated climbs in the Tour de France in one day would make this a really hard day of cycling, and we were not disappointed. We started with the Col de Madelaine, a 15-mile climb. After a very difficult descent, we started the next climb of the Col de Croix de Fer, which is 18 miles and just as challenging. This would have been enough for most people, but we decided to do one more, and many questioned our sanity. The last climb was the famous Alpe d’Huez climb, which is 21 hairpin turns up a steep cliff. All this put us in the saddle for close to 10 hours and gave us a deeper appreciation of the Tour de France riders. Altogether we climbed over 15,000 feet and a total distance of 45 miles of climbing. Some of us burned up to 10,000 calories. An exhausting but exhilarating day that we will remember for the rest of our lives.