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Show #183 – Italy v. France

Jul 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Podcasts

Episode 183
July 26, 2011
Italy v. France

This week, I convey a recent experience I had with a road raging motorist (and my poor heat-of-the-moment decisions and actions), and I review my recent trip to Italy for the Maratona dles Dolimites with Ciclismo Classico. In this week’s news, a road raging motorist is caught on camera and punished, Los Angeles passes a cyclist anti-harassment law, bikes versus plane in Carmageddon race, product recalls, a cyclist runs into a bear, and bicycling postage stamps coming soon. In pro cycling news, we briefly review the 2011 Tour de France, look forward to coming races, and look at several doping cases.

Maratona Tour – The Journey Home

Jul 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

After 7 days, 224 miles and 31,650 feet of climbing (that’s 141.15 feet climbed per mile), my Italian cycling adventure has come to an end. It’s time to head home to family, friends, work, and my own bike.

Maratona Tour – Day 7 (The Maratona dles Dolomites)

Jul 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

The big day finally arrived and we got our opportunity to ride one of the world’s most famous Grand Fondos, The Maratona of The Dolimites. Ride/read along as I describe the event and my day in the saddle.

Maratona Tour – Status Update

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

The good news is, I made it safely through The Maratona dles Domoites. The bad news is, I didn’t make the time cut for the medium course (I missed it by literally a couple of minutes), so I only did the short course. I was bummed, but I still had a good time. More later . . . .

Maratona Tour – Day 6 (Rest Day)

Jul 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Today was a rest day as we took in the sights, sounds, and shopping that abound in Corvara and La Villa. Tomorrow is the big day: The Maratona dles Dolomites! Never fear, though, I still have a blog post and photos!

Maratona Tour – Day 5 (Fedaia, Falzarego, Valparola)

Jul 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Our final ride before we tackle the Maratona dles Dolomites on Sunday. This time we rode 66 km and climbed 1,800+ meters over three passes. In case you’re not paying attention, that’s 26,000 feet climbed so far.

Video: Dolomites Tour Trailer

Jul 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Travel, Video

A quick video showing some of the the footage I’ve shot from my handlebar-mounted GoPro Hero HD on my tour of the Alps and the Dolomites. Enjoy!

Mom’s Question

Jul 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

My mom has been reading my blog from my trip through the Alps and the Dolomites and asked a question. I’d like to hear how all of you would answer it.

Maratona Tour – Day 4 (Pinei and Sela)

Jul 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Today my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico heads out of the Alps and into The Dolomites, including the climb of Passo Sella, one of the passes we’ll climb on Sunday during the Maratona of The Dolomites.

Maratona Tour – Day 3 (Passo Palade & Mendola)

Jul 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Day three of my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico as we ride from Rablá to Bolzano via Passo Palade and Passo Mendola. Once in Bolzano, I meet Ötzi the Iceman, have a wonderful pizza, and Italy’s best gelato.