All the paved sides of Monte Grappa…
This is monte Grappa by Jered Gruber…it is his favourite col to climb…I am going hopefully in September…what is the best side to climb?
If you know…please reply and thank you for your contribution…
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What to do with a friend who suddenly got really strong on a bike
Got some new cycle friends..posted an invitation for a 120k social ride quoting velominati Frank Strack “if you are fudging your training around the weather you are off The path”, but with unexpected extreme storm and cold rain upcomming, i had no way out to than to show up as the organizer.. Found in @jobunt and @freddiesdrop other like-minded fools to ride against The storm…had to win every meter like climbing a first category col…on The way back we gladly left the KOM to others.
I will never quote Frank Strack nor tell others they are off The path…today i almost landed in one of The rivers.
When legs are tyred you can always play the piano. Ramses Shaffy agrees…
Tre Cime di Lavaredo..september 2014…
This is how an old-school Dutch ice skating cafe should look like. 1000 wooden skates in the ceiling while local beer embraces your thurst. Can only be seen this month in Amsterdam and will close then forever after three decades thanks to incompetent municipal management
"If you are fudging your training plan around the weather, than you are off the path.."
Saturday 8 march 2014…best classic of the year
For the lovers of rock and tunnels take the south-west side of the Sampeyre, through the valley of Elva…hopefully there are not so much rocks on the road for you…the first half of this 12km climb is amazing, so it became sightseeing instead of an exercise :)
The 25k south side of the Colle della Fauniera is a wonderful climb for those who like silent rides over small roads…nobody (but your friends) will be there..and after gaining 1700 vertical meters the last few kilometers are spectacular…a Rocky entrance to the top and than the statue of Pantani…good moment to contemplate.
In 2012 we have ridden first the southside (after climbing the southside of the col de Lombarde) and a day later the even tougher eastside…Good food along the way and a wonderful campsite on almost unpaved north side…