Haven't ridden for a week- been helping a neighbor with daily visits to see family in hospital. So I thought I'd try a quick ride up Piancavallo this morning before driving to the hospital. I was surprised how out of shape I got in one week- it was harder than I expected. Luckily I survived. A little dog like our "chihuahua" Honey welcomed me to the top. Snow quite deep still- I was expecting it to be melting away. Fun descent and I regained my strength for the 200 meter dislivello to Giais.