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Public Transport with Bike Boxes 6/30

As many know, buses and trains are well subsidized transport alternatives in Europe; Italy is no exception. Sherie and I rode two trains from Bossano to Bolzano, local trains that stop often. Probably 150 km, 8.80 Eu per person. The … Continue reading

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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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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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Ready to Go!

So now we are really excited!  Today was spent on packing, but really that is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have been doing for the last several months. Sherie and I prepared our bodies, our bank … Continue reading

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Preparation Review

As we approach our trip, Ben looked over our training records. Here is a summary from Sherie’s training logs since December 2010: Intermediate Pilates (core strength) exercises – 60 20-minute sessions Rhythmic stretching – 40 15-minute sessions Hiking Albany Hill … Continue reading

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