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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Road Biking in the Nice Area (Côte d'Azur)
  3. Mountain Biking in the Lago di Garda Area
  4. Mountain in the OSLO Area
  5. Road Biking in the OSLO Area
  6. Mountain in the Skeikampen Area
  7. Mountain in the Dovre/Rondane Area
  8. The HRM Toolbox (m-files for reading and displaying Polar and Garmin data using Octave or Matlab)


1. Introduction

Here I have some breif presentations of some of my favorite bike routes and links to pictures etc. More info can also be found on my profile at the Every Trail site (gpx-downloads and interactive Google maps etc.).

2. Road Biking in the Nice Area (Côte d'Azur)


Selected routes:
  1. Col de la Madone [jpg/GE/Ga]
    Description: Col de la Madone is a common training route for the pro-cyclists living in the Nice Area.
    Length: 75 [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: 1350 [m]
    Altitude Profile
    Gradient Plot
  2. Gorges du Loup / Gourdon [jpg/GE/Ga]
    Length: 75 [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: 1050 [m]
    Altitude Profile
    Gradient Plot
  3. Golfe Juan - Antibes - Gourdon - Coursegoules - Vence - Gourges du Loup - Antibes - Golfe Juan
    Length: 137 [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: 1850 [m]
    Altitude Profile
    Gradient Plot (the two peaks between 40 and 60 km are artifacts due to the heart rate monitor being stopped there).

  4. Ventimiglia - Sospel - L'Escarene - Contes - Tourette Levens - Nice
  5. Menton - Sospel - Col du Turino - La Bollens - Tourette Levens - Nice
  6. Cannes - Tanneron - Frejus
  7. Cannes - Tanneron - St. Cezaire - Grasse [jpg/GE/Ga]
  8. Length: 101 [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: 1710 [m]
    Altitude Profile
    Gradient Plot


2. Road Biking in the French Alpes


  1. La Marmotte (Burg Diosons-Col du Glandon-Telegraphe-Galibier-Alpe d'Huez)
  2. Briancion-Col du d'Izoard-Briancon
  3. Vercors

2. Road Biking in Dolomites



3. Mountain Biking in the Lago di Garda Area


Selected routes:
  1. Passo Nota
  2. Tremalzo

4. Mountain Biking in The Oslo Area

Nordmarka

Selected routes:
  1. Trails around Holmenkollen/Tryvann
  2. Trails around Vettakollen
  3. Trails around Sognsvann/Ullevålseter
  4. Trails around Kjelsås
  5. Barlindåsen

Lillomarka

  1. Årvollåsen
  2. Årvoll-Lilloseter-Sinober-Kjelsås

Østmarka

Selected routes:
  1. Trulsrunden [jpg/GE/Ga]

5. Road Biking in The Oslo Area

Selected routes:
  1. Oslo-Hurum-Oslo [jpg/GE/Ga]
    Length: 145 [km], 5-6 [h]
    Climbed vertical meters: 1670 [m]
  2. Oslo-Son-Oslo [jpg/GE/Ga]
    Description: A relatively flat route from the center of Oslo to the small town Son south of Oslo.
    Directions: From the center of Oslo (Oslo S) take either (i) Mosseveien/E18 [GE/Ga] (flat but can be lots of traffic) or (ii) Kongsveien, or Ekebergveien [GE/Ga], over Ekeberget (a 5% 150 [m] climb but less traffic) to Hvervenbukta. Then follow Gamle Mosseveie south to Son (see the Garmin/Google Earth files below).
    Length: 120 [km], 4-5 [h] (from Oslo S, along Mosseveien/E18)
    Climbed vertical meters: 900 [m]
  3. Oslo S-Nesodden-Oslo S
    Description:The first half of the route same as the Son route and is therefore rather flat. The second part, which is on the Nesodden half island, is however more demanding and has two 12-15% 150 [m] climbs and a few smaller ones.
    Directions: From the center of Oslo (Oslo S) take either (i) Mosseveien/E18 (flat but can be lots of traffic) or (ii) Kongsveien, or Ekebergsveien, over Ekeberget (a 150 [m] climb but less traffic) to Hvervenbukta. Then follow the Gamle Mosseveien south to (see the Garmin/Google Earth files). Take the ferry from Nesoddtangen back to the center of Oslo.
    Length: 60 [km] (along Mosseveien/E18 to Hvervenbukta)
    Climbed vertical meters: 820 [m]
  4. Maridalen
    Length: *** [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]
  5. Sørkedalen
    Length: *** [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]
  6. Holmenkollen/Tryvann
    Length: *** [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]
  7. Grefsenkollen
    Length: *** [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]

6. Mountain Biking in The Skeikampen Area



7. Mountain Biking in The Dovre/Rondane Area


  1. Kongsvold-Reinheim-Kongsvold
    Length: 32 [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]
    Kongsvold-Reinheim: 2.5h
    Reinheim-Kongsvold: 1.5h
  2. Dørålseter-Rondvatnet-Dørålseter
    Length: *** [km]
    Climbed vertical meters: **** [m]

8. The HRM Toolbox for Octave and Matlab

The Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) Toolbox consists of a set of m-files for reading data from Polar hrm-files and Garmin tcx-files and displaying the data in various graphs.

Installation: Create a new directory, download the m-files below, and then set the Matlab/Octave path to the newly created directory using the addpath command in your starup.m (Matlab) or .octaverc (Octave) file.

load_hrm.m : Function to load data from Polar hrm format (text) files.
Usage: [hr,t,tr_date,laps,tr_speed,tr_distance,tr_altitude] = load_hrm('path_to_your_file/your_hrm_file.hrm');

plot_hrm.m : Function to plot hrm data. The plot_hrm function produces six figures displaying various statistics of the excrecise data:
Figure 1: Displays three sub-plots (heart rate, speed, and altitude) where the data is plotted as a function of time (i.e., in the same manner as the Precision Performance SW).
Figure 2: Shows the altitude data (resampled) as a function of distance.
Figure 3: Shows a histogram of the heart rate data.
Figure 4: Shows a histogram of the speed data.
Figure 5: Shows a (numerically computed) gradient plot; the gradient is computed from the speed and altimeter data.
Figure 6: Shows a historam of the gradient.
Usage: plot_hrm(hr,t,tr_date,laps,speed,altitude,alt_bias);
The alt_bias parameter is for compensataion of an altitude offset (if the altimeter was not calibrated).

view_hrm.m : Uses load_hrm.m and plot_hrm.m to load and plot hrm data.
Usage: view_hrm('path_to_your_file/your_hrm_file.hrm');

grad.m, h2hms.m, hms2h.m remove_same.m : These files are needed by the load_hrm and plot_hrm functions.

31.05.2010
Fredrik Lingvall