Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Day 32- Canazei to Latsch...107km, 1212m climbing
Day 33- Latsch to Tirano ...110km, 2482m climbing

 Disappointing Dolomiti so far with cold, wet weather, white outs and generally not what we'd hoped for.

Me...I got back ache..too much climbing and had to sit out an afternoon's ride and then the next day the wet weather made the downhills too dangerous for those of us struggling with 20 km of downhill braking.

The weather tomorrow is destined to be as bad if not worse, so maybe a trip to see the ice man at Bolzano might well be the better option.  Sad but.  The EFI award (see previous post) has now been whittled down to just a handful...although protests, rule revisions and bribes are in the air(!)

Today the ride passed over the Portoi pass, the location of the Coppi memorial statue

so here i am wearing my coppi t shirt and my new highly expensive Craft bib nix..comfy as, but I might have to mortgage the house to pay for them.  we finally found a bike shop worthy of the name and I bought the place out...starvation for a year at least.....!


  1. Looking fit and well Liz. Retirement suits you ;-)

  2. tnx!..lost weight..gotta a sun tan...picked up baaaaad booze habits(!)but now looking forward to getting home if only for a brief period

  3. Hi Liz
    The gradients are sounding tougher than in the South and I see there was a 3255m day, cripes!I'd be all for a great grannie gear.

    As a result of Italy, my little 35km circuit around home, which I once thought was a decent ride, now feels like only a warm up.

    Hope you got the link to my photos on Picasa from the girls otherwise give me your email address.

    Vicariously yours,


    yes they are VERY challenging gradients...Stelvio tomorrow...yikes! more later..MUST rest!