We awoke in Como to a very different picture: it was pouring rain! I’m not talking about a drizzle or even a normal rainfall; the heavens had opened up and were pounding down upon our tent, with strong winds to match. Eventually, I needed to empty my bladder and brave the storm. I ran toContinue reading “Day 9: Leaving Como and starting the ascent”
The fourth day started out fantastically. We awoke in the camp to good weather, said our goodbyes to Michael, and found our way to a bakery with some great croissants and baguettes. We cycled onward to Nice, following a great cycle path along the boardwalk, enjoying the sea air and beach vibe. We even passedContinue reading “Day 4 – Derailleur Disaster”
We were doing better than expected, so we went up half-way on the Splügen Pass and camped. Now it’ll easier tomorrow. Also, some nice Italian couple invited us in and cooked for us. Totally awesome. More details later. Tomorrow, we will finish going up and then go down the other side!
I’ve never had such great pasta!Italy is truly a cultured land.
Today was another great day! We got a late start but we needed a lot of recovery after yesterday. The day started with a feast – of course. I whipped up some oats and then mixed them with fried French salami and garlic. We also had leftover ciabatta with butter, Tiroler ham, and some youngContinue reading “Day 6: Onward through Genoa and up the mountains!”
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Between time (gotta get to sleep, gotta get on the road), Internet troubles, and bike troubles, I haven’t had any time to write any updates. After an amazing day of biking the day before yesterday, yesterday was a total disaster, with my rear deraileuer getting destroyed after theContinue reading “Derailed!”