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Well a big day. Up at 5am lucky found a Taxi and to the airport only 3 hours prior to check in but at least the right place.Took 16 hour4s of travelling to get here but safe and sound and just starting to relax.
Two espresso's with Sambucca in (! Euro each and 3 white wines and food ( euros and dinner is sorted.)
Tirano has changed a lot in …
Woke to a beautiful morning sun shinning on the snow capped Alps perfect blue sky, no wind what could go wrong. NOTHING.
Had a beautiful breakfast in the sunshine and was ready to take on the world, well back to find Giovanni and co.
Off to Villa di Tirano (Short train ride) then to Municipal building to get a photo of the register,which …
... then come out above and looking back it’s like a sea in the sky. To the East I can see the road over the pass to which I was just riding.
After 15 minutes I step out the car and onto the mountain of ice. The whole place is a mass of white snow and ice. Even though I’m almost 3km high up in the sky I’m still surrounded by even higher mountains. There are skiers all over the place having fun in the snow while I stand here with my camera ...
Winter Alps Adventure
Stranded in St Moritz 11-11-12
A few days ago people were winding me up that I only managed to ride my bike a few miles from Interlaken to Grindlewald which can't be more than 30 miles or so. Well if that was a poor show then what they going to say about today when my bike never even moved off its stand!!!
I got up this morning and looked outside only to see the whole area covered in snow ...
... steep mountainside with long drops right off the edge of the road. One minute the wind is helping you up the mountain but as you turn the next hairpin bend it’s blowing right into your face. The temp was now dropping rapidly as I got higher and higher.
Finally the road straightens out and I find myself heading through a wide open valley covered in snow and ice. The road is rather wet but still good for riding on. The temp has fallen to 2 Celsius but thanks to ...