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Training Log Archive: revy

In the 7 days ending Jun 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bike3 14:30:00 146.64(10.1/h) 236.0(16.3/h) 6875
  Total3 14:30:00 146.64(5:56) 236.0(3:41) 6875

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Thursday Jun 13 #

7 AM

Bike 6:00:00 [3] 106.0 km (17.7 kph) +2900m
shoes: Norco Search XR

Tuesday Jun 11 #

7 AM

Bike 4:00:00 [3] 63.0 km (15.8 kph) +1900m
shoes: Norco Search XR

After a couple bigger days I suggested a slightly shorter day than originally planned. Turned out to be just as long as our first day of riding.

I wanted to ride the Alpe de Siusi though there is only one paved road that goes there. The solution was climbing several km of gravel roads instead, and exit on the paved road. The gravel was smooth and good travel (though not everyone is on gravel bikes so still had to take it slow in spots). After a very rainy night the morning was bluebird which made for spectacular views once up in the alpine meadows. Quiet road too as only local traffic is allowed so overall a "wow" section of riding. We stopped in Compatsch for a coffee, then did a long descent through Siusi. My planned route was almost stymied by bridge repair but the workers did not seem to care if we clambered through their work site to cross the bridge. Some interesting lower elevation riding on smaller roads followed before starting the climb back. Passo Pinei was on a busier road but light enough traffic at this time of day/year. The descent was super fun - new pavement for the Giro? Heading back up the valley was surprisingly challenging at times. I was trying to avoid the main road but that meant frequent punchy side roads. I think a better route exists...

Great day of adventure with quite varied riding. Legs felt much better. Back felt a bit tight at times but no lasting issues post-ride.

Sunday Jun 9 #

8 AM

Bike 4:30:00 [3] 67.0 km (14.9 kph) +2075m
shoes: Norco Search XR

Northern Italy holiday with Courtney, Stuart, Eiri, James and Wakana. We are spending a week in Selva and then moving to the upper Adige Valley. Hard to believe that it has been six years since we were in Europe.

It has been a cool spring here as well and more snow than I expected as we flew over the Alps. The cols are all clear but still significant snow patches on north aspects and in the upper alpine. The forecast for the week looks unsettled but we made it through the first day without getting wet. High cloud and quite humid for most of the day but cleared up a but after lunch (and then thunderstorms developed after we'd gotten back).

We rode the Sella Ronda loop CCW. Climbing out of Selva felt rather tiring as the grade was steep. We spent the entire day at high elevation so that affected my energy as well I am sure. The Sella Pass was quite nice - the other side looks like a steeper climb. The north side of Pordoi was just OK but the south was much nice. We stopped in Arraba for a coffee and snack then continued on to Corvara. Passo Campolungo is the lowest and least alpine pass but still a very nice climb and descent. I wanted to get something more to drink in Corvara but as it was Sunday all the stores were closed. The last climb was my favorite for views. James and I rode at our own pace though he dropped me when the grade picked up for the last few km.

Lots of bikers out but traffic was reasonable (especially in the morning). Busy by our standards but quiet my DOlomites standards I'd say. Short distance but lots of climbing made for a tiring day (no flat on the ride today).

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