The only part I couldn't ride up was the upper part of the killer concrete ramp, around 1270 meters. I was standing and grinding the granny gear, and thought "this is stupid, I could push the bike faster," so I did. At the top of this climb (1345 meters) you join the rocky road from Cansiglio to Piancavallo. Looming thunderheads were blocking the sun with a cold wind, which felt wonderful. I continued on through Valle Friz, Casera Campo, and then joined the paved road up to Piancavallo. I descended to Bornass and took the back way down to Costa. This is a great ride and very strenuous.
|Wild roses around 1200 meters|
|Honey bee visiting the wild roses|
|Looking back down the concrete ramp of death; |
the upper half is over 17-18%
|Immediately after concrete ramp you hit steep |
asphalted road immersed in trees. Cooler, but still deadly.
|Thunderheads above karst formations in Valle Friz|
|Upper section of Val Grande, just below Valle Friz|
|Lower section of Val Grande; this gorge branches off of |
Val di Croda di San Tome north of Dardago