I set a two-goal plan for the Taiwan KOM Challenge: to get slimmer and to get fitter.
I've limited my abuse of chocolate &c. according to my plan, resulting a 6 kg weight loss during August. That's way better than I thought possible with small nutritional changes! One more (or less) kilo, and I've reached the target that I had for October. Now it seems I can go even a bit lower.
Cycling-wise I haven't taken the races and sportive I intended (except Eteläkärjenajo sportive). So, it is a minus that I haven't ridden enough of those hard rides. Then again, I've started doing repetitive climbs on Zone4. It's not much, though – the biggest climbs here are 65 vertical meters.
As it is an uphill race in Taiwan, weight lost is automatically fitness gained (W/kg), as long as it is not from muscles but fat and extracellular body fluids.