Since I was a kid I have loved maps, and could easily spend hours with my head stuck in an atlas taking imaginary trips along roads and up mountains all over the world. This progressed later in life to crossing off the climbs I have ridden around Europe, and highlighting the ones I still hoped to do. All of this inspired the Great Climbs poster. Without ever tracing the boundary of a country, the climbs we all love still define the shape of the regions we gravitate to each year. I started out with the monuments, those climbs passed into cycling folklore through races and riders that have given them great stories. Then there are those mentioned in conversations with local riders, people we have met on the road, picked up in articles, or discovered through studying race routes. Key cities were added next, the places we travel in and out of, and the ranges and areas where they all exist. Together these created a footprint that document the climbers playgrounds of Europe, and hopefully some inspiration as to where your next ride might take you. The Posters are digitally printed by SUPREME in Brooklyn and are of exceptional exhibition quality. They are created using the Giclée inkjet printing process using archival inks for fade-resistant prints on 260gsm Matte paper. We are offering the prints in two standard sizes (SIZE 1: 18″ X 24″ at $80, SIZE 2: 24″ X 36″ at $140 – both unframed) in a combined total run of 124 prints. Why 124? Well Sean Kelly our fellow country man and all round great rider was know for his exceptional descending skills. His fastest clocked decent was on the Joux Plane into Morzine at 124 KM/H. So 124 prints in honor of what goes up must go down.