A great tour and fun to have a new participant. She is from Canada, so I asked where, and it turned out she is from Revelstoke, where a number of my backcountry hut ski trips were based from. Our super guide, Jim Bay, is a friend of hers, and it was fun to talk. Taste treats? It is kind of hard to come up with something everyday, but Emily and I had great Pizza last night at a favorite spot, La Bussola. The cafe (espresso) on the road is always good, and with a new person from North America commenting on how amazing it is to have this kind of cafe normale, it reinforces how good it really is. Really fun tour, with 84.3 km (51.4 miles) in 3:03 for an average speed of 27.5 kph (16.9 mph) with 891 meters (2923 feet) climbed. Such a nice ride that I am planning another day with the team tomorrow.
Countdown to 20,000 - 16,990 km ridden leaving 3,010 to ride in the next 8-3/4 weeks. Ciao!
Massimo out ahead on the start of the climb to La Panca. I slowed to
let everyone pass to take a photo, but he was already ahead.
Three of the five of us climbing toward La Panca.
I thought the light on the vineyard on the slope above was amazing, so I took a picture.
What a beautiful day to be riding again.