Today I opted for Cimolais then ascended for a couple of kilometers more up to Passo Sant' Osvaldo at 821 meters. The road was plowed and salted but still quite slushy near the margins, so I descended with brakes on most of the way. The return from Cimolais to Montereale is great fun because it's mostly downhill so you can build up some speed. Good work out, wonderful scenery!
|The road to Cimolais|
|In foreground: Pineda piney woods- has nice bike paths,|
lots of birds, deer, other critters
|Looking back down Valcellina|
|The icy descent from Passo Sant'Osvaldo|