Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

How small is Slovenia? Well, from capital Ljubljana you can ride your bike to each of its neighbouring countries in a day. Part one: Austria, 65 kilometres. https://www.strava.com/activities/382464239 River Kokra is 34 kilometres long and in summer the water is just a few feet deep, not even reaching the knees of the fly- fisherman who throws a line in the clear water. It’s not much … Continue reading Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

Twelve lessons from Liguria

1. Cycling is like…. (Passo della Crocetta) …flying. (Drignana) 2. Bikes are more fun than boats. (Portofino) 3. There are no universal positions for sunbathing. (Manarolo) 4. Not only we love our bikes. We: ,,Wait we’ll move the bikes for you.” They: ,,No, no, we want to be in the picture with your bikes!” (Portofino) 5. Cinque Terre is a beautiful place but it’s too … Continue reading Twelve lessons from Liguria

PANTANIMANIA

It’s 14 February 2015, today Marco Pantani has been dead for 11 years. Dead but still alive. On and along his training roads in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna roams his spirit. And his memory is kept alive by his tifosi who still paint his name on the roads of his favorite climbs. For the love for riding and in memory of Pantani, on Valentinesday a photo-impression from … Continue reading PANTANIMANIA

Monte Zoncolan – The Grande Finale of 3 weeks Giro d´Italia

The climb to Monte Zoncolan is 10 kilometres long and has an average gradient of 11.9%. On Saturday May 31 it was the last major climb in this year´s Giro and the toughest. All 156 cyclists who started the climb finished in time. Winner was Australian Michael Rogers, last one was Australian Michael Hepburn 29 minutes and 9 seconds later. We were 5; Marjetka, Amadeja, … Continue reading Monte Zoncolan – The Grande Finale of 3 weeks Giro d´Italia