The only problem with this climb: the roadway is pretty torn up and there are many fallen rocks. I was doing good descending till around 430 meters when my rear tire went flat. If I had descended more slowly I probably could have avoided the flat and saved some time. But no big deal, it was a nice break changing the tube on a sunny day accompanied by birds singing in the forest.
The ride home went well, though my leg muscles were fatigued. This is another wonderful climb that makes you want to return every year.
|View toward Gemona from 1200 meters|
|Looking south at Cuel di Forchia and Monte Cuar|
rising above the Tagliamento River
|Westward sea of mountains stretching to Veneto,|
Friulian flag waving in the breeze
|Monte Palantarins (1050m) shares the same "island" with Monte|
San Simeone, surrounded by the Tagliamento River and Lago Cavazzo
|Mountains to east stretching toward Slovenia|
|Baby blue Tagliamento River|