Category: Italy

June 25, 2009 Andy 1 Comments

What can I say? I love mountains, I love mountain biking, and I’m starting to get into this personal fitness thing. So, based on that, this holiday could only be a great thing. Despite all the training I threw myself at, the trip was physically very very tough. Quite possibly toughest physical exercise I’ve ever done. Rubbed in by the fact that everyone around me was much fitter. Still, I feel pretty proud of what I achieved. We covered over 534km in total, with a cumulative elevation gain of 11,096 metres. This was the third trip for Christian and some…

June 20, 2009 Andy 1 Comments

A short local ride today after our rest day swimming in and relaxing by Kalterer See yesterday. Our route was blocked by a classic car rally which featured a Lancia Delta S4 driven by Miki Biasion! I think my life may now complete!

June 18, 2009 Twitter 0 Comments

6 hardcore days. Today was massively tough. My lack of fitness letting me down. Altogether an incredible experience. Tonight: beer, tomorrow: day off.

June 17, 2009 Twitter 0 Comments

41km to Caprile in 5 hours 46 mins. 1422m up, 1913m down. Accidents, 2 (not me – touch wood). I think Rafi’s accident deserves a little explanation. He had, as we all have, a little trouble getting his foot unclipped. He managed it in time though and went to put his foot down. Unfortunately he chose to put his foot where there was no ground… Result; Rafi and bike tumbled down a good 1.5 metre drop.

June 17, 2009 Twitter 0 Comments

It gets better. The hotel has a sauna & jacuzzi, which we took full advantage of, followed by a splendid 3 course meal. 1 more weissbier before I collapse.