Monthly Archives: June 2011

Prosecco-Follina 6/29

For Sherie and Ben, and co-visitors Mike and Lexi, today was to be the last ride from the ICC. Last evening we celebrated by toasting with Prosecco sparkling wine, a very light and refreshing libation for a warm summer evening. … Continue reading

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Castelfranco Veneto 6/28

Todays ride was to a Giessegi cycle clothing building outside Castelfranco Veneto. From what Ben could tell from the corner where they kept us, Giessegi uses this building to apply the colorful prints to cycle clothing. George is able to … Continue reading

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Bossano del Grappa 6/27

Today for lunch we decided to skip the wine, and the resulting nap, so we could go into Bossano itself to arrange train transport. In a few days we move on to Bolzano. So we cleaned up after lunch and … Continue reading

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Cima Grappa 6/27

Yesteray Mike and Lexi agreed to ride up to the top of Mt. Grappa with Sherie and I. George, 81 yrs young, thought his legs too tired for the climb with us. We decided to climb the “standard route” which … Continue reading

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Villa and Town 6/26

Today George advertised a civilized ride, meaning a moderate pace without killer hills with plenty of cultural stops off the bikes. I had expressed enthusiasm last night at dinner to visit the villa of a Venetian family on the plain … Continue reading

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Staying at the ICC 6/26

I thought I might take the opportunity of sleeplessness to describe a day at the Italian Cycling Center in Borso Del Grappa. Yes, yesterday Sherie and I succumbed to a temptation of an afternoon nap. Really, a nap is hard … Continue reading

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Arrival at the ICC 6/24

After what can best be described as a long but uneventful pair of flights, Ben and Sherie landed at Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in Venice. The Italian Cycling Center (ICC) was our first destination upon arrival, and we expected to … Continue reading

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