After our rainy Natale and Santo Stefano the rain stopped and I wanted to get one last ride in. I picked the climb to Il Cansiglio from the Vittorio Veneto side. I've only climbed it a couple of times, both times shortening it by starting from Osigo near Fregona. Today instead I thought I'd try it from lower down. After warming up on Via Pedemontana to Cordignano, I turned right at Pinidello and headed to Cappella Maggiore, following the signs for Fregona. Now the road steepens to 8-10% and hovers around there for the next 12 km. It's a very good workout though I really felt the lack of training from November/December. At La Crosetta I donned my cold weather gear and headed down the steep descent to Sarone. Never did thaw out real good the rest of the way home; had kind of a dopey hypothermic feeling. A hot bath seems to have fixed that. Good ride- will try some of the adjacent dirt roads on MTB later.
Campanile di Osigo foreground; down the hill on the left is Fregona