You descend on an excellent wide dirt road with drainage channels every 100 meters or so. The older concrete ones are fine because the channel is rounder, but the newer ones have a galvanized gutter down the middle with squared off edges. This was no problem for the suspension fork but the rear wheel took a pounding. If I had click-in pedals I would bunny hop over them, but I'm still using straps. Anyway one of these bounced my water bottle out of its cage and it shot down the steep mountain side. Luckily a tree stopped it, and I rappelled down using some saplings as a rope. Fun mountain bike ride very close to home.
|Looking down at Pala Barzana from road to Monte Jouf|
|Gorgeous rolling meadows of Monte Jouf|
|Malga Monte Jouf, deserted except for |
a couple of goats practicing butting heads
|The high point of Monte Jouf, 1203 meters|