I was hoping to reach Sauc and Piancavallo like last time, but ran into snow above 1000 meters. I pushed the bike a few hundred meters hoping it was just a patch but it kept getting deeper. The descent is very long and rough even with front shocks. Luckily there are many treefalls which require you to dismount so I got some brief respite from the beating. I'll have to try this again this fall, the wildness is worth the effort.
|Note the paravalange near |
Castaldia on Piancavallo road
|Crode di San Tome with road from Dardago visible on the right|
|Wonderful spring full of snowmelt: I filled up in both directions|
|Snow blocks the last kilometer or two|
|The entire climb|
|The gravel portion|