August 2

Dunham Does It Again

William Dunham has added to his collection of wonderful expositions on math with The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue. Though for this one you’ll need more than high school algebra—rather a good understanding of calculus—for those with the inclination and background the rewards are great.

posted @ 04:13 PM EDT

August 8

2005 Pan-Mass Challenge

Made it: rode in the PMC last weekend from Wellesley to Bourne to Provincetown, arriving in good shape. The weather was great; perhaps a bit warm, but there was a light tailwind on route 6 in Truro, a first in my experience.

posted @ 01:02 PM EDT

August 10

2005 Pan-Mass Challenge Stats

Numbers from the 2005 Pan-Mass Challenge:

Off the line3,885
2-day cyclists3,070
1-day cyclists815
Sturbridge start2,300
Wellesley start1,585
Male/Female percent70/30
Average age43

posted @ 07:01 PM EDT