Italian Alps, 2011

 The Photos .. 

 Statistics 

Statistics

Date Description Miles Time MPH Feet Feet/Mile
Friday, July 08, 2011 Arrive in Innsbruck after flight to Munich, temp in 80s
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Innsbruck 80s 57.72 3:53:42 14.82 4844 84
Sunday, July 10, 2011 to Pfunds, Austria , ->90 F 69.44 5:10:16 13.43 6599 95
Monday, July 11, 2011 to Bormio, 80s Stelvio 68.09 5:44:18 11.87 8754 129
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Mortirolo-Gavia sunny,80s 71.31 6:20:05 11.26 10639 149
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Bormio – Meran; rain 67.96 5:25:16 12.54 4760 70
Thursday, July 14, 2011 Meran-Brixen rain 60.03 5:02:30 11.91 4382 73
Friday, July 15, 2011 Brixen-Corvara 42.76 4:00:54 10.65 7825 183
Saturday, July 16, 2011 Corvara-Passo Gardena-Passo Sella&back 26.92 2:28:50 10.85 4289 159
Sunday, July 17, 2011 Corvara-Cortina 68.27 5:47:00 11.80 10683 156
Monday, July 18, 2011 Cortina rest day
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Cortina-Ravascletto 61.42 4:45:15 12.92 7135 116
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Ravascletto: Zoncolan loop 25.03 2:34:10 9.74 5708 228
Thursday, July 21, 2011 Ravascletto: M. Crustis loop 24.38 2:42:10 9.02 5019 206
Friday, July 22, 2011 Ravascletto-Brunico 70.1 5:11:20 13.51 5908 84
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Brunico-Innsbruck; rain last half 70.88 5:14:10 13.54 4013 57
TOTAL / Average 784.31 64:19:56 11.99 90,556 115

The Photo Collection

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On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
On the Mortirolo (Image via Google Maps)
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July 12. Pausing on the descent of the Gavia
July 12. Descending the Gavia toward Bormio
July 14. Riding from Meran, we enter the 'Bolzano (Italy) Triangle', as I call it
July 15
July 15. Climbing up the Passo d. Erbe
July 15. View from the Passo d. Erbe
Classic view at the Passo d. Erbe
Not my car at the Passo d. Erbe
Descending the Passo d. Erbe
Ladin Museum in Bagni di Antermoia
Tony, descending toward Corvara
Storm on the horizon?
July 16. Leaving Corvara, riding toward Passo Gardena
July 16. Arriving at the Passo Gardena
At the Passo Sella
View from the Passo Sella
View from the Passo Sella
July 17. Passo Pordoi, at the Fausto Coppi memorial
View near Caprile, on lower slopes of Passo Giau, Colle Santa Lucia
Lower slopes of Passo Giau
Arriving at the top of the Passo Giau
At the top of the Passo Giau
July 19. Leaving Auronzo
View from summit of the Sella Ciampigotto
Tony, Grant, and Rich, and their new jerseys from Cicli Cortina
In Ravascletto
Steep street in Ravascletto
July 20. Map of area near Ravascletto
At the 'Gate to Hell' on Monte Zoncolan
Slope of the Monte Zoncolan, from the west (red implies 10 to 22%)
Arriving summit of Monte Zoncolan
July 21. Starting up the Monte Crustis
Red means 10% or more. I registered a max of 17%
Looking at the next stretch of 15% (maybe more)
The final stretch
Topping out
The road continues
On the descent
On the descent
Looking back at our route
We're done!
July 22. Bump in the road before Sappada
July 23. In Austria, after the Brenner Pass
Threatening rain
The castle Rodenegg
View from the bike path to Innsbruck