Posted on September 12, 2013, by Arthur Kadar, under Ganduri ... Pensees ... Thoughts, Sport.
Since October 2011 when I wrote my first “must do” list I tried to organise myself to accomplish, let’s call theme, MY DREAMS!!! I wanted to start with a marathon. Big deception!!! Three months after I started training, I stopped! I started to train for the European Masters Swimming Championships! I stopped two weeks after! I wanted to plan my world tour on a bicycle! I failed!
I needed two years to accomplish one of my “musts do”! It happened some weeks ago when I successfully climbed the highest mountain in western Europe, the Mont Blanc (4810m). It’s a great moment of my life! Not only that I succeeded in getting on the roof of Europe, but I also learned a big lesson out there. Surrounded by snow, frozen feet, hardly walking and hardly breathing I was forced to listen my body (which was slowing down), to cooperate and to continue until the end! Wanting big things in short time was probably my biggest flow! That’s why I’ve probably failed in all my other plans. Sometimes we need to take small steps to reach the top! This was the lesson I learned during my first achieved dream! Hope it will help me to accomplish all my other dreams! Cause you know the saying: “When you’re on top of a mountain, keep climbing”
Posted on June 2, 2013, by Arthur Kadar, under Sport.
Long and hard bicycle rids are, kind of, one of my passions. Why?! It’s the best way to push your limits, mentally and physically. You just need an old ’80 bicycle, your old Prada shoes, an old tracksuit, a heavy backpack (real cyclist don’t do this), you add some heavy rain on the road, some parties with your couch surfers and 400km on your bicycle seat (not comfortable at all).
What’s interesting is that there is no pleasure when you are on the bike, but you feel like in heaven when you are off. Every minute on the bike is one minute of difficult decisions: should I stop? should I go back? should I take the train? should I get some rest? should I take a glass of wine or an orange juice? … but every time I needed to make a decision (like every minute) I thought at Obamas campaign quotation: “YES I CAN!”… I can say I thought a lot at Obama!!! And, finally, “YES I DID”!!!
The big lesson I learned during this trip is that my 12 hours workdays are easy besides this four days spent on my bicycle seat!
All this just to say that I added to my training log one way trip from Nantes to Paris:
Posted on April 18, 2012, by Arthur Kadar, under Sport.
CANCELED for something even grater!!! Stay tuned!!!
I just want to make the big announcement for my big comeback in the swimming pool!!! More than 2 years have past since my last real training. It’s enough I said!!! It’s time to be “flipper” again!!! If Thorpe and Manaudou did it, why couldn’t I do it? So see you soon on the block-starts! This time under a new club: “Club Aquatique Choletais NATATION” or more simple “CAC Natation”. I already started my trainings on 15 of April 2012 and the big objective is to qualify for the 14th European Masters Championships in Eindhoven 2013.
Posted on October 16, 2011, by Arthur Kadar, under Ganduri ... Pensees ... Thoughts.
- Semi Marathon of Paris : Planned for the 2nd of March 2014 – objectif 1 hour 35 minutes
- Semi Marathon of Toulouse : Planned for September 2014 – objectif 1 hour 19 minutes (the qualifing time for the NYC Marathon)
- North Pole Marathon: I’m preparing the project for april 2015
- New York City Marathon : hope for 2015
- Swimming the English Channel
- Making the World Tour on a bicycle
- Participate in a Cliff Diving competition and jump from 27m
- Sky Dive
- The 24 HEURES ROLLERS
- walk El Caminito Del Rey, Spain : It’s planed for 2015 with Ghyghy
- visit the Crystal Cave in the Naica Mine, Mexico
- participate at “La Tomatina”, Spain
- join an expedition to Antartica (or do the 100km ultra race at the South Pole)
- attend Boris Godunov Opera at Bolshoi Theatre, Russia
- work in international business (become head of an international company)
- learn german, spanish, russian and chinese
- learn to play piano
- build the gratest tree house ever
- read all the books of Jules Verne
PS1: hope to succeed till I die !!!
PS2: the list is not closed !!!
PS3: any challenging proposition are welcomed !!!
PS4: feel free to join any of my “musts”, maybe we’ll plan it together !!!
Posted on September 2, 2011, by Arthur Kadar, under International, Sport.
31h 24′ 13” pe bicicletă / sur le velo / on my bike
3 țări / pays / countries
5 zile / jours / days
Ideea unei excursi pe bicicleta din Romania pana in Cracovia mi-a venit acum un an, cand am facut aproximativ acelasi traseu insa cu masina. Obiectivul principal a fost sa trec Muntii Tatra, asta m-a motivat cel mai tare sa urc in șa si sa pedalez pana acolo. Dar povesti cu biciclisti sunt peste tot, 5 zile pe bicicleta nici nu a fost asa mult. Chiar lejer daca uitam cat de tare ma durut fundul. Vreau sa va povestesc insa despre CouchSurfing. Este ceea ce mi-a placut mai mult in aceasta excursie. Pe parcursul celor 5 zile nu am dormit la hoteluri, campinguri, gari sau mai stiu eu ce scari de blocuri. In aceasta excursie am fost gazduit in fiecare oras in care am poposit de catre un couchsurfer, adica o persoana care pe baza unui profil a fost deacord sa-mi deschida usa, sa-mi ofere un pat unde sa dorm si o farfurie pe masa. Dar nici asta nu e important, omenia si increderea in oameni nu am inventato noi. Ce mi-a placut cel mai mult a fost ca prin acesti oameni am descoperit cate un pic din locurile in care am trecut, lucruri pe care altfel nu le-as fi putut trai. Am descoperit viata grea din periferiile oraselor din Ucraina, viata de student din Kosice, privelistile minunate din jurul Popradului, barurile si localnicii micilor orase din Polonia. Daca derulez un pic timpul inapoi, cu cateva saptamani, cand am fost in Scotia, o gazda m-a invatat sa jonglez. Sunt mici evenimente care pentru mine reprezinta adevaratul turism, un turism care merge mai departe de muzee, biserici si cladiri impresionante, un turism bazat pe oameni, traditii si obiceiuri. As vrea sa multumesc pe aceasta cale couchsurferilor mei Monika, Dima, Natalia, Tomas and Aneta, multumesc pentru ospitalitate si prietenie.
J’ai eu l’idée d’un voyage en vélo de Roumanie à Cracovie depuis l’été précédent, lorsque j’ai fait le même parcours, mais en voiture. L’objectif principal était de passer les Tatras, ce qui m’a motivé de monter la selle et de pédaler. Mais des histoires de cyclistes vous en avez partout. Cinq jours sur le vélo n’était pas tellement difficile, même si mon cul n’est pas d’accord. En fait, je voudrais vous parler de CouchSurfing. C’est ce que j’ai aimé plus sur dans ce voyage. Pendant ces cinq jours, je n’ai pas dormi dans des hôtels, des camps, des gares ou sur n’importe quels escaliers. Pendant ce voyage, j’ai été accueilli dans chaque ville par un couchsurfer. Ca veut dire qu’une personne, ayant vu mon profil sur le site, a été d’accord de m’ouvrir la porte, de me donner un lit pour dormir et de mettre une assiette en plus sur la table. Mais ce n’est pas ça le plus important, ce n’est pas nous qu’on a inventé l’hospitalité et la confiance. Ce que j’ai aimé le plus était que grâce à ces gens j’ai découvert des choses qu’autrement je n’aurais pas vécu. J’ai vécu la vie difficile dans la périphérie des villes en Ukraine, j’ai découvert la vie étudiante à Kosice, j’ai vu les beaux paysages autour de la belle ville de Poprad et j’ai découvert les bars et les habitants de petites villes de Pologne. Si je regarde un peu en arrière, avec quelques semaines, quand j’étais en Écosse, une couchsurfer m’a appris à jongler. C’est ça que j’appelle le vrai tourisme, le tourisme qui va au-delà des musées, des églises et des bâtiments impressionnants, le tourisme basé sur les gens, sur les traditions et sur les coutumes. Je tiens à remercier de cette façon à mes couchsurfers Monika, Dima, Natalia, Tomas et Aneta, merci pour votre hospitalité et amitié.
The idea of a bike trip from Romania to Krakow came to me a year ago, when I did the same route, but with the car. My goal was to pass the Tatra Mountains, this motivated me to get on the saddle and pedal up there. But stories of cyclists are everywhere. Five days on the bike was not so much, even if my as don’t agree. What I want to tell you is about CouchSurfing. This is what I liked more on this trip. During this five days I didn’t sleep in hotels, camps, stations or on block stairs. During this trip I was hosted, in each city I stopped, by a couchsurfer. This means that based on my profile on the coush surfing site, a person agree to open door and to give me a bed to sleep and a plate on the table. But that’s not important, it’s not us that invented the hospitality and the trust. What I liked most was that through these people, I discovered a little bit of the places I went, things that otherwise I would not have lived. I found the difficult life in the big cities of Ukraine, I tasted the student life in Kosice, I admired the secret sights around the beautiful Poprad, I met local peoples and descoverd local bars in the small cities of Poland. Few weeks ago, when I was in Scotland, a host learned me how to juggle. This is what I call the true tourism, tourism that goes beyond the museums, churches and impressive buildings. Tourism based on the people, traditions and customs. I want to thank By this way my couchsurfers Monika, Dima, Natalia,Tomas and Aneta. Thanks for your hospitality and friendship.