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... this begins at Bormio.
We begin to climb....all ok..then come to a sign advising 'narrow rd'...they weren't jokingly! It was 1 vehicle width & had flimsy barrier on one side, more to advise you where the road ended I believed, as it was not going to stop you tumbling down the sheer drop.
oh yes, 'sheer drop'. This quickly became very apparent when the barrier completely disappeared!! Aah! I glanced down once, ...
... two as just reward for our accomplishments days prior, meanwhile Snowy and Keith have returned from their epic ride both well satisfied, Keith saying it was "character building" his penchant for pain etched on his dial....he really is the hard man of our peloton and Nat mentioning she has had enough riding for the moment, continues to amaze at her climbing prowess, the little pedalling pocket rocket. ...
Posted by Andrew Sadowski
met the Queen, today we met the Beautiful Princess.
was keen for an easy ride today of only 42 kilometres up to the Cancona Lake.
A climb of
8klm and an average gradient of 6.9%. They call this ride the mini Stelvio.
climbing about 6klm in.
... wind our way down passing some quaint towns and villages, we re enter Italy and travel to a small town at the base of the climb for some much needed lunch, it's hot in the valley and shade is an optimum.
With our lunch over and biddons filled we start our climb to the top of Stelvio.......some 24 kms at 7.5% with an amazing 48 switchbacks and the ride is relentless, hot and with some long drags, we claw our way ...
... the Hotel Funivia at Bormio – this lifted our spirits.
We checked into our room. The hotel was great - but not much to do without a bike and fresh clothes. We had a light snack at the place.
Bazza then received a call that the bags would be arriving within the hour (or so).
Sad Bazza became a happy Bazza like the others when the bags finally arrived about 1800.
(Thanks Baz for ...