Villa delle Rose
Travel Blogs from Riva Del Garda
We had already visited Lake Garda for a weekend (courtesy of Nic & Monica's wedding) but we really fell in love with it being there for 5 days. Garda is magnificent with high cliffs soaring up both sides of the lake and the town we were in (Riva del Garda) was very pleasant and touristy - but not in a bad way. It's a real hub for mountain biking, climbing and windsurfing and we did a couple of good rides. One of them ...
... along riding one handed and slapping her knee with the other. What a long way she has come since our first couple of bike rides on our trip. Lily too, she is actually starting to occasionally use the gears on her bike which makes the hills we encounter no problem for her, her legs are so strong I have trouble passing her. They do get hungry though and the requests to stop for lunch grew more and more insistent but we ...
I woke at 7.00am so snuck out of the room to write my diary
and chat to John on facebook. Greta & Immy arrived at 9.30am to use the
internet while Malcolm and Lizzie headed into Asiago to photocopy maps. Laura
was still in bed when they arrived so we had a late breakfast then headed into
Asiago to run a sprint course that Malcolm set. The boys came too and found a
place to hire bikes – 20 Euros for 24 hours, so ...
... br> Malcolm and Immy to run on a map near Kubelek. She was just going to have a forest run but
ended up doing the course, which she said was easier terrain to run in than
Alpe Adria event.
After dinner I loaded up my first album of photos on to
facebook and sorted out an email to the JWOC team with the updated transport
arrangements and timetable. Bed by 11.00pm
... amp; I headed down to Consegliano early as we had the earlier starts in the sprint race. The race start was in the bus depot and we had to run through an underpass out into the streets. It was a fun course with a reasonably steep climb in it. I made a few silly errors overshooting the turns into streets and even crossing an out of bounds road (so should have been dq’ed) but ended up 5th out of 23 runners .