Venturing up Gavia Pass with Tired Legs
After riding 11,000 feet on the Stelvio Pass, I wanted the guys to see another famous pass that is used in the Giro d'Italia... this time it was Gavia Pass from the Bormio side. Our legs were tired from the day before, but no one really wanted to do a short ride.
We finally made it, this trip has been on the plans for nearly a year. 10 Audi riders ventured to northern Italy to ride the Dolomites and participate in the Maratona Gran Fondo. We flew from Seattle to Zurich via Iceland. Picked up our two vans. One to carry the bikes and one to carry the rest of us. We ventured 5 hours by car to the beautiful Stelvio Pass. I had been here before and stayed this amazing Bagni Vecchi Hotel at the base of Stelvio Pass. I wanted the guys to all see this place in person. Hot...
QC Terme Bagni Vecchi
Bagni Vecchi is one of my favorite hotels. I stayed here first back in 2012 at the Giro d'Italia and I couldn't wait to bring the boys back here to stay while we road. Nestled at the base of Passo Stelvio, you really can't beat this hotel.
Ian Tubbs places 6th at Dirty Kanza
Last but not least! Leg 4 of my Dirty Kanza report! As I'm leaving CP3 I remember that I'd had my Garmin bike computer (being used for navigation) beep a "Low Battery" warning at me a few miles before the CP so I quickly stop and pull the very small back up battery out of my pocket and plug it in to the computer. Then I use an old pump strap to secure it on top of my stem. As I'm about to set off again, I hear someone call my name. It's Steve from Texas. I'd met Steve the...