Category Archives: Italy

Now I know why it is called Mountain Biking

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 … Continue reading

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Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Stats

95km to Auer in 7 hour 55 mins. Killer 1730m altitude gain, 2454m loss ruined by an up valley wind. Number of falls, 1 (yup, me this time).

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Tour over

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

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Stats… Yawn.

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. … Continue reading

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It gets better.

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.

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Enjoying a beer on the terrace…

Enjoying a beer on the terrace in the Italian sun. A tough day, but getting used to it by now. Some great single track, but a bit too much pushing the bike.

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Yesterday’s stats

7 hours 58 mins on the road to La Villa. 58 kilometres, 2572m gain, 2077m loss. Thunder storms, 1.

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