My plea fell on deaf ears – here it is again – no one get married in 2015. Please!

You may not remember, I sent out a plea “please no one else get married in the first six months of next year.” My plea fell on deaf ears it seems. So it’s back to the drawing board for next years cycling plans as one of our longest standing friends, I saw this chap born,Continue reading “My plea fell on deaf ears – here it is again – no one get married in 2015. Please!”

Three Weddings and a Bike

Either I’m making a large deposit in the CarbonNeutral Bank or I am completely nuts. Yes I know most of you agree with the latter, dont worry I still love you even if you do. In my restless quest for finding some new challenges and having already done a few large rides, mostly in groupsContinue reading “Three Weddings and a Bike”

Stage 21 Giro Cake – Milan TT: 30km

Weather: dry, sunny, warm Breakfast: 8am, but woke up at 6am, grrr Transfer: 2 hour transfer Ride time: a few hours Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: the end of an epic tour Lows: not enough cherries PAULO SHARPONI award: Andy for his support to Gary How does one sum upContinue reading “Stage 21 Giro Cake – Milan TT: 30km”

Stage 20 Mountaintop Views – Verbania to Sestriere: 249km

Weather: dry, sunny, warm Breakfast: 6:00am, muesli Transfer: hour transfer Ride time: a few hours Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: the end of an epic tour Lows: none PAULO SHARPONI award: Gary for his Popovich attack on the final climb Today’s ride was the last massive stage in was hasContinue reading “Stage 20 Mountaintop Views – Verbania to Sestriere: 249km”

Stage 19 Tortoises and Hares – Bergamo to Macugnana: 211km

Weather: dry, buckets of water, more buckets of water, overcast Breakfast: 6:00am, muesli Transfer: hour transfer Ride time: a few hours Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: Incredible final climb with a million waterfalls Lows: wet, wet, wet PAULO SHARPONI award: Gary for his Popovich attack on the final climb Today’sContinue reading “Stage 19 Tortoises and Hares – Bergamo to Macugnana: 211km”

Stage 18 Giro Fever – Morbegno to San Pellegrino: 149km

Weather: overcast but mostly dry Breakfast: 7:30am, cornflakes, rolls, cheese, ham and cake Transfer: a half hour transfer to the start Ride time: 7.5 hours Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: Everything about this ride Lows: no navigational deviations PAULO SHARPONI award: Pasqelino our brilliant mechanic It seems quite odd toContinue reading “Stage 18 Giro Fever – Morbegno to San Pellegrino: 149km”

Stage 17 When the Pros complain – Feltre to Sondrio: 246km

Weather: Sunny, wet, sunny, wet, wet, wet, wet. Breakfast: 4:30am, 2 rolls Transfer: 2 hour transfer to the start Ride time: a few hours only Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: More incredible views Lows: 5 hours sleep PAULO SHARPONI award: Pitsy for getting back on the bike When we wereContinue reading “Stage 17 When the Pros complain – Feltre to Sondrio: 246km”

Stage 15 The Queen Stage – Conegliano to Gardeccia: 230km

Weather: Warm and dry. Breakfast: 6:30am, muesli, rolls and anything else I could stuff in Transfer: no transfer, ride out from the hotel Ride time: 13 hours Visits to Dr Death: 0 Visits to Soigner: 0 Highs: The Cima Coppi Lows: the Cima Coppi PAULO SHARPONI award: oops I’ve lost track, sorry! 6,500 meters ofContinue reading “Stage 15 The Queen Stage – Conegliano to Gardeccia: 230km”