June 10

Le Mont Ventoux

Today’s stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is an individual time trial up Mont Ventoux, the significance of which goes beyond the likelihood that it will decide the race’s general classification, as it presages the ITT of L'Alpe d'Huez in this year’s Tour de France, with some of the supposed contenders of le Tour riding: Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, and Iban Mayo. Cycling News will be covering the stage live starting at 8:30 EDT.

posted @ 12:20 PM EDT

June 12

The Kanc

Yesterday afternoon I biked from Lincoln east, up the Kancamagus Highway, through the pass (2,855’), and about six miles down the east side, to where the grade eases, then turned around and rode back to Lincoln. While not a road in the Alps, the Kanc is nonetheless a pretty good test and a beautiful ride.

posted @ 11:50 AM EDT

June 23

Version 9 of GDBI

As version 9 of GDBI has been released, I’ll now be using gdbi-9-pgv.jar for the Dolben Family database modifications.

posted @ 12:51 PM EDT

June 24

The Presidential Loop

Yesterday, I biked the Presidential loop; routes NH 16, US 2, NH 115, US 3, and US 302 around the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, including Pinkham Notch, Gorham Hill, and Crawford Notch. Except for a short stretch of US 2 in Jefferson, which has no shoulders and a bit of traffic, it’s a great ride of a little over 75 miles. There were a handful of other cyclists who were also lucky enough to be on those roads on such a beautiful day.

posted @ 01:31 PM EDT