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Asking if there were any interesting bikes available the owner began wheeling a series of bikes out. At the center of town, off the main road, you turn right and climb towards San Zeno. The cars were left in Livorno at a long term parking lot near the ferry while the club van was driven onto the ferry. The Giro has had stages ending in Verona 17 times in the past. Labels: Colnago. It also has some nice touches such as a chainrest that is brazed onto the chainstay, and there is no seatpost collar as the seatpost uses a wedge that is driven from the side of the Dura-Ace seatpost.
On the way I came across 3 young kids years old I would guess from a Pescantina club riding fixed gears spinning their legs off. Labels: Giro d'Italia. The wildcard teams have been announced today; 18 ProTour and 4 wildcard teams have been invited for this year's Giro d' Italia:.
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The ride is low key, it's not a race, with food and prizes afterwards; prizes are giving out on the basis of clubs with the highest of participants. Water heated to a precise temperature is forced at a precise pressure for a precise period of time through beans reduced to a precise grind. Stage 5: Porto Vecchio to Bastia. Our tour consisted on 5 consecutive days of riding in a counter clockwise direction around the coast of Corsica:. The liquid that emerges should be very dark, thick and rich, with a tan layer of emulsified oils and proteins on top that the Italians call crema.
If I were a good writer I could perhaps capture what a fabulous trip this was.
Labels: Campagnolo. My own club, Gruppo 1, will be hosting the April 22nd event.
The caravan included the Gruppo 1 club van, and personal cars. It was 15C 59F today! The riding was great, we had great fun every night at dinner and the lunches were out of this world.
Wednesday, February 14, Stopping for Espresso. Think of it this way, the 4 M's necessary for a good cup: Miscela the blendMacinatura the grindMacchina the espresso machineMano the skill of the machine operator. And we would have vegetables, bread good French breadcakes, wine, cheeses, salami, and on and on. That didn't prevent us from having a long lunch in the Italian tradition. Frequently we stop at the same place in Bardolino for an espresso, at a coffee bar owned by Rosanna. June 10 th we returned on the ferry to Livorno and then onto Verona.
Speaking of which, it strikes me that Italian cyclists are even faster adopters than Americans of the latest cycling technologies and advancements. Me and It was a surreal experience. I've ly written about "raduno" events but to re-cap: each UDACE the national organization club sponsors an event during the season. The bikeand components, are in as-new condition and the frame has a funky paint job that I like.
The gearing isn't suitable for the steeper climbs but I've decided to leave it all original for now and use it on looooong, sunny, ride days. The Wednesday morning club ride started out with sunny skies and a temperature of 12C 54F. We knew that the weather was going to turn colder with rain so we made a good pace to Bardolino.
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Arriving at Bardolino I stopped for a quick espresso and then headed north to Garda and then Torri del Benaco. After a good cup we rode to Boscomantico for lunch. Stage 4: Porticcio to Porto Vecchio. I've bolded the different towns they will start from all in Verona province.
The neat thing about the ride is that the ro are closed off as approximately riders come through towns and intersections with the lead car's speakers blaring "corridori in arrivo". It's a lot of work for us, but we love racing and this gives us the input we need to improve our products every year.
Hopped on my my steel bike which I'll write about in the future and headed off to Lago di Garda. It was a feast. More scientifically, the water must be heated to a temperature between and degrees Fahrenheit, then forced at nine bars of pressure, or about pounds a square inch, through a quarter-ounce of finely ground coffee for 25 to 30 seconds, creating exactly one ounce of espresso.
Friday, February 9, Raduno schedule for March and April.
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The real purpose of the van was to have a sumptuous lunch every day. Tour of Corsica Part I. The Gruppo 1 week long club ride last year was in Corsica 4 to 10 June. So in November I was cruising in the hills and stopped at a shop. All 8 speed Dura-Ace. We departed Livorno at and arrived on the east coast of Corsica, at the port of Bastiaat We checked into our hotel and prepared the bikes for departure the next morning before heading off to a seaside restaurant for dinner.
More images: moon-like rock formations, a lunch stop, me, most of the group, sunset in Porticcio. The raduno schedule for March and April has been published see below ; the first event will be on March 11th. On the way up I was passed by most of the Cicli Mantovani team that was training here on their Liotto bikes all the way from Vicenza. Whenever I'm riding and I pass a cycling shop I stop in and chat, look around, and ask if there are any "interesting" older steel bikes for sale.
The first few were nothing special, then he rolled out THE bike. This road offers spectacular views of the lake, has nice switchbacks and provides a good work out without being unduly difficult. Sunday, February 11, Climbing out of Torri del Benaco.
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Labels: Corsica. I hung in there with the slower members but jeez Labels: Torri del Benaco. Photos: Corsica map, steaming towards BastiaBastia in the evening, 2 views of Corsica there was a lot of climbing! We departed Verona on Sunday, June 4 th at for Livorno. Labels: Giro d'ItaliaVerona. Photos of the exhibition center complex. I must say I have a soft spot for steel bikes, especially beautifully crafted ones. Keep in mind that Campagnolo is just east of Verona, in Vicenza.
It was over the top! A glorious, sunny day.
I took it for a long test ride 2 hours The fit was perfect. This year the individual time trial from Bardolino to Verona could determine the outcome of the race if the two days in the mountains have not crowned the champion. Sustinenza Sustinenza D. Torri is a very small lakeside town with a picturesque harbor. Labels: Espresso.
Ernesto Colnago still has the passion of a teenager for racing bicycles and bicycle racing. Stage 3: Galeria to Porticcio. Labels: Malagnini. Shimano is very popular in Italy but I was surprised that the newly introduced SRAM gruppos are already appearing in shops here. Making good espresso is serious business in Italy.
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It was quite an operation: we would find a delightful place to stop, we would set up tables and benches, the pots would come out along with propane burners and fresh pasta would be made. The temperature was 48F when we arrived and it was getting colder by the minute.
Stage 2: Ile Rousse to Galeria. Sunday, February 25, Steel Is Real.