My Favorite Rides (#2): The Gorges de la Nesque, with Wild Boar & Sheep

Why do those guys up there on the ridge have guns - really big guns? Should I be worried? Scared?  I was in the midst of one of my all-time favorite rides – the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence – and, it was hunting season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rjGWQse-0o Wild boar hunting season. It seems wild boar … Continue reading My Favorite Rides (#2): The Gorges de la Nesque, with Wild Boar & Sheep

My Madmen of the Ventoux Attempt: Or, An Introduction to Hypothermia

I first climbed the mighty Mont Ventoux in 1995, then again in 2000 and 2007. But “only” once a day each time. That seemed enough. And then, I heard about the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux. Cingles translates to: Crazy, mad, loony.  Yep, that sounds about right.  Why? To become a Cingles, you have to … Continue reading My Madmen of the Ventoux Attempt: Or, An Introduction to Hypothermia