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.