Rolled back down to Grizzo, and then cruised down to Pedemontane (155m) at Aviano. There were thunderheads gathering around Piancavallo, but I decided to try the climb to Col Alto. It was sunny and warm up to Rifugio Bornass (767m) but grew quite dark and nebulous by the time I reached Caldastia (1090m). Still it wasn't raining so I turned off and took the alpine road toward Col Alto (1374m). Almost made it all the way, but the mist kept getting thicker and eventually turned to a drizzling rain. At 1240m about a kilometer and a half from the top I conceded and turned around. The rain itself wasn't bad, but I knew I had a fast 15km descent and soaking wet clothes would not be good.
Back at Caldastia the rain stopped and the pavement was dry, so I enjoyed a fun descent. The little climb from Pedemontane to home provided a nice opportunity to thaw out. Again no fotos today, but you can see previous pics of the climb here.
My neighbor Silvano, plotting to undermine my fitness program, arrived with a plate stacked high with home made galani (crostoli), thin and light and dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!
|Elevation of the climbs|