Friday, May 29, 2009

To Las Vegas

Concept II and Cabot Cheese have me hooked.
If I log my time exercising they will convert the time to distance.
When I get from Vermont to Las Vegas, I will have had many chances to win prizes.
Log time at

Maps Maps Maps

Here is the full 4-day version of the 2009 Local Motion VerMontreal Ride.

View VerMontreal Tour - 4-Day Route in a larger map

There is a 3-day version as well. We ride up to Montreal for the annual
Tour de l'Ile.
This year is the 25th running and they expect 30,000 riders.

I've been using MapMyRide to generate the routes under the direction of Lou Bresee.
He knows where the route leaves the road and follows the excellent Route Verte paths.
Here is the section from the start of the third day -- from Granby to Chambly.

From Chambly the route is the same as that taken by the 3-day ride.
I'll post a link to the entire map when I get it.

I've also been helping out with the Local Motion Trail Finder. Todd Taylor has been doing a fabulous job making this site deep and informative.

I've been talking to municipalities and other entities that manage trails and asking them to link to the places on the Trail Finder where the trails are posted. For example, Burlington Parks and Recreation lists their Ethan Allen Park at this link. There is a link on that page to the trail maps that Local Motion volunteers put together with GPS devices and Google Earth. Here is the link.

Friday, May 22, 2009

VerMontreal Day 2 of 4 Maps

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to Bromont (Morning)

Lunch in Bromont to Granby for Dinner.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bad Knee Follow-Up

After the knee felt sore I did a lot of gentle bike riding. I led the Covered Bridges Ride, went out with the Silver Spokes, did a morning ride with Tim, and took several hour-and-a-half long afternoon rides.

All these things were supposed to help the knee get gentle action to clear up the soreness, but what happened was that the quadriceps tendon got even more inflamed. Finally on Saturday evening (the 9th) Linda talked me into calling the nurse hot line. The nurse on duty heard 'red' and 'swelling' and 'hot' and worried that there was an infection. So I went to Fanny Allen 'walk-in' clinic on Sunday morning. A great way to spend Mother's Day with Linda.

Not an infection. But lay off the riding. Ice it. Rest it. Ibuprofen. Elevate. Don't ride.
I wonder if I will be ready to help with the VerMontreal ride with Lou the first week of June.
(We were going to check out the route last week, but it rained.) Time to re-evaluate.