The ridge road from Frisanco to Valdistali is one of the prettiest rides in our area. Lots of wildflowers, mountain views, and a fun rolling profile. The road heads down steeply at Valdistali toward Fiume Meduna, so I've always turned around and headed back toward Frisanco. But today I thought I'd see how far down it goes. It steeply twisted downward and I began to worry, until pavement ended at Forcella. I put on my cleat covers and searched for a trail to Preplans, a village above the Meduna, but the slopes were almost vertical on 3 sides so I headed back up. Wasn't as bad as I expected but still a good workout. I'll try to reach Preplans on the mountain bike from Meduno- apparently there is a little bridge across the river at Paludea, and then a brief steep climb to Preplans.