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Italy Day 3 – Conquering Cippo

The itinerary today was a ride out to and up the climb known as Cippo. This is a climb up the Carpegna mountain which has legendary status thanks to the climber Marco Pantani. He famously commented “Il Carpegna mi Basta!” – The Carpegna is enough! when asked why he didn’t do reconnaissance training trips to...

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Italy Day 2 – San Marino

Don’t worry I won’t bore you with a minute by minute run down of every day like I did yesterday. I’ll just post the basics where I can. Breakfast was the same as yesterday but with better coffee. A Bigger Ride The ride they had planned for us today was longer, faster and a lot...

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Italy Day 1 – Easing Into It

Breakfast You can’t beat a good buffet breakfast and this one at Hotel Gambrinus didn’t disappoint. Muesli, yogurt, toast, croissants and other pastries, a variety of cakes, cold meats and cheese, fruit, juices, cereals and of course coffee. I was quite restrained though and didn’t even try every variety of cake. Bikes After breakfast we...

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Bank Holiday Garden

It may have been a bit of a misty murky start on the beach… The sea is out there somewhere honest. It didn’t stop me doing some work in the garden before jetting off to Italy though. The sun even came out as I did so. It’s going to be a scorcher.  

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A Nice Surprise

It’s always nice to have a nice surprise, even if it’s a surprise that you give yourself. A couple of weeks ago Chris, one of my team mates from Scimitar Endurance posted the following to the rest of the team. I have finally admitted defeat to riding unsupported around Crete in 2 weeks time. A...

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