Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Wachusett

The mountain is not called "The Wachusett" here in Not-France. 

The Goal on the horizon, March 31 2013
This early in spring, an eager cyclist cannot achieve the summit. 

Denied the summit
Our ideals remain on the perpetually shifting horizon. We pedal in the direction we think best. We seek elevation and hope not to fail when the raw side of incline kicks sharply upward into the steepness.

Friday, March 29, 2013

One Cyclist Training to Climb Mont Ventoux

A cyclist who goes by the name Monsieur Scrod has set to documenting his training for a September climb of the fabled mountain, Mont Ventoux. Scrod rides out of Frankfurt, Germany. Photos of early spring roads taken on a ride in the quiet German countryside and posted on his website ventouxcalls are poetic. His prose, on the other hand, is spare and matter-of-fact. This is a good thing. I imagine it like his pedaling style - lean, straight ahead, unapologetic.