Strade Bianche

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Early season target set to be fit for Strade Bianche. Entry submitted, just have to hope for a nice warm, dusty event. Would have been OK this year for the Sportif on Sunday had it not been that I could not get out of the UK due to snow causing my flight to be cancelled. Despite having a day in hand I could not find another flight at anything like and affordable price. So hoping for better next Spring. Anyone else going? Entries are still open. Plan is to get there a day early to chill out in Siena and then a few days in Florence post event before flying back.

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MangoDave
March 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

Glad you had a successful day. It reminds me that my February and March training has been dismal. I’m definitely not prepared for some of the late spring big rides coming up here.

Wiscot
Wiscot
February 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

I think your mantra for 2019 should be “quality not quantity.” 2018 was a rough one so relax and enjoy Tuscany.

rugbymurf
rugbymurf
October 29, 2018 1:33 am
Reply to  Teocalli

It looks cold as well as wet…. but you’re smiling!

rugbymurf
rugbymurf
October 30, 2018 4:57 am
Reply to  Teocalli

Oh No! That’s a bummer after the travel fiasco this year 🙁 Have you ever ridden in Colorado? If not, maybe you might consider doing something completely different and doing a Colorado ride this year instead! It’s no Strade Bianchi, but there are some great roads up in the Rockies with beautiful scenery, and the “People’s Republic of Boulder” is worth a visit.

Murf

rugbymurf
rugbymurf
November 2, 2018 1:28 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

Those pics capture the essence of CO riding. Blue skies, crisp snowy, but still probably about 60 degrees (15C) so beautiful to ride, even in the winter often. Well, if you guys get the inclination to come and ride in the summer for a bit, I have a spare en-suite bedroom in my basement for visitors. The main room that would probably be a big TV room for most people has 2 bike trainers with a TV to run “FulGaz” or watch races while I’m on the trainer, and a little weight gym. It’s available for any fellow travelers who… Read more »

rugbymurf
rugbymurf
November 2, 2018 1:53 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

I looked at that Taylor lake Loop. I’ve ridden some of the roads around it. I did the “Big Mountain Enduro” last year and the first stage was down “Doctors Park”, so that involved going up a good bit of the first part of that loop. And I’ve ridden up to Tincup from the Collegiate Peaks side. There is some great riding on the old roads there, as well as the old railroad track above the town of St Elmo. It get’s a bit gnarly when you get up top, but it’s beautiful. I think it’s called the CDT Alpine… Read more »

Wiscot
Wiscot
February 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

So did you get to ride that crazy steep section up to the finish? Is it as steep as it looks on TV? Must have been hell in the rain!

chuckp
February 24, 2019 12:15 am
Reply to  Teocalli

Your pic reminds me of the steep section of the Uhlerstown climb on Flèche Buffoon last year. Short … only 0.2 mi … but f*cking steep … 23% (that’s average gradient for the segment). My smallest gear was 36×30 and I just barely kept the cranks turning. My motivation to get through it was the same as yours … I really couldn’t have stopped without keeling over.

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