Photo copyright Eric Ben Attar at photoventoux.com.
Getting ready to leave.
My first (early) view of Ventoux.
Zooming in to show the peak of Ventoux. Gulp. I need to climb this three times.
Panorama morning view of Ventoux.
There's a Belgian team with this name. Their trophy is.. a cat.
Every kilometer has an official marker on the side of the road, but the Ventoux climbs also had these Velo101 lines across them. They were helpful because it was easy to occasionaly miss the kilometer markings.
One of the first clear views of the summit.
Looking at the summit.
I am? Actually, it's for Super Ted, a fixed-gear rider from London.
This col is named Ouvert. heh.
Getting near the top.
Looking across the mountain to the top.
'Don't Vomit', as the penis says.
Looking away from the peak. Great view.
At the top of Ventoux, the first of three times.
Partial panorama from the top.
More views from the top.
Basically, 'caution, sportive, drive slow'. I don't know if it was for cycling or a trials moto event.
Looking up the final climb of Malaucène. It's very steep, and there's a long way to go from here.
At the Tom Simpson memorial. I've left my memorial item, a OBRA OUCH (uphill time trial) water bottle.
Celebrating at the Tom Simpson memorial.
Celebrating near the summit.
Closeup of the Tom Simpson memorial. My bottle is blue.
It feels like I'm on top of the world.
Mechanical deer thing.
At the top after my third trip! I'm done! (well, I need to coast to the bottom)
At the top.