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Off to See the Giro

This morning I headed to the city of Spilimbergo, in the neighboring Friuli Region, for the start of Stage 13, which would take the riders into Austria to climb the Grossglockner. I looked forward to visiting a city and area … Continue reading

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Dolomiti in Rosa

DOLOMITES IN PINK. The event we’ve been anticipating since last fall is finally at hand! Four stages of the Giro will criss-cross Belluno province, and the carovan will spend a rest day in the city itself–an unprecedented 5 days in … Continue reading

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It was an overcast day and I didn’t feel much like riding. I wanted to walk instead. With my usual hiking buddies still busy settling into their new house, I was without company, and therefore, couldn’t go any place lonely, … Continue reading

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Strada delle Penise Album

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In Memorium

Tragedy has struck the Italian cycling community. Thomas Casarotto has died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident in the Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia stage race last Friday. He and another rider had fallen behind and were … Continue reading

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Un Soldato della Grande Guerra

A SOLDIER OF THE GREAT WAR. For more than 90 years a soldier lay frozen in the ice of the Marmolada glacier.  His loved ones waited and prayed for his safe return but never saw him again, never knew what … Continue reading

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Valle del Mis Album

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A Ride Through Time Part 1

Part 1…Today I had to call on one of my (US) company’s suppliers. It was a beautiful day so you might think I was annoyed about having to make a business trip. On the contrary: the factory is in the … Continue reading

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Maratona dles Dolomites Album

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La Maratona dies Dolomites

It’s 4:30 a.m. and still dark in the shadows of the mountains. All along the Val Badia and adjacent valleys, alarm clocks are ringing and lights are going on. Maratona day has begun. I open the shutters of my hotel … Continue reading

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