The descent was fun- the upper part of the road is a little rough. I nailed a big root protruding through the pavement a few inches and thought I would pinch flat for sure, but the tube held up. There are some sharp fast curves- the Viner feels much different than the Merckx swooping through a curve. I just need more time to get used to it. On the long straight part of the descent the bike hit 70 kph. It absorbed all the bumps like they weren't there- very comfortable. It feels like it has built-in suspension.
On the ride home I met a guy with a white steel Pinarello and for a moment I thought it was a Dynalite. But a closer look revealed it had lugs. Beautiful frame though.
|Maxi resting after her first climb|
|Pass in the ridge stretching from Piancavallo to Piancansiglio|
|Croda or cliffs above Torrente Artugna|
|An online photo from a MTB trail from Piancansiglio to Piancavallo|
looking down at Torrente Artugna
( http://whitebrook.altervista.org/photogallery/Candaglia_p1/Photo_cansigliocavallo01.html )