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... tomorrow there will be 8000 cyclists riding up here in a cancer fundraiser. Our hotel starts serving them breakfast from 2.45am and they ride up and down the legendary road as often as they can all day. Yes, that's right...UP and DOWN, repeatedly! It is a Dutch event called the Alpe de Huzes and last year raised €30M. The challenge is 6 ascents and descents. Last year someone cracked 9!
The drive up is good, but does not match the Stelvio...better for the cyclist, ...
... came the riposte as he gestured at the car behind me. Half a dozen answers went through my mind in a flash, but I settled for a simple no. I didn't want to delay the journey, but I'd spotted those latex gloves hanging out of his back pocket too and didn't want to know how he was planning to use them.
So tomorrow, the last leg will take us Through The Alps, round Turin, pick up the coast near Genoa and we'll be there.
... Ganesha, the remover of obstables to help me find my way. I asked him what was the right way at each turn and eventually I was following the big path straight down the hill, the obvious easy way of course J Then I came to a larger road realizing that was what Joe had mentioned before and I now knew where I wan on the map. I had also been talking to myself, actually my inner Jewish grandmother was talking to me outloud. She was saying how beautiful and blessed ...
... to be the only local bar/restaurant. When we entered nobody approached us and we just stood inside the door wondering what to do. It was now just after 2pm. Eventually I approached the bar and asked a lady about lunch for two, she gave me a long look then disappeared out the back to what I presumed was the kitchen. When she came back she motioned for us to sit down. We got no option about what we wanted to eat - we just got what was given. The ...
... nice bottle of wine and some cheese and baguette, bliss!
Footnote from Steve - the ball thing was like the thing you put a hamster in and then dangle on a piece of string, if you ever come here don't do it!! (Les - hope you hear the emotion on this video)
Off to the high mountains in the morning stopping in a caravan at Interlarken for 3 nights, not sure what the internet will be like if at all so we may be off air for 3 ...
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