Partly cloudy this morning and the previsione called for mountain thunderstorms in the afternoon so I picked a short ride. Up through the 4 km tunnel, right toward Andreis and then onto the road for Pala Barzana. Just above Bosplans I took a right for Malga Fara. This road doesn't mess around with switchbacks, etc: it just heads up. I stood on the pedals for everything harder than 15% and the rest I just gutted out. At the top I snapped some fotos and headed down. When you rejoin the Pala Barzana road gradients are again are in the 14% - 16% range but soon let up and you reach the top. Fun glide down to Valdifrina, Valcolvera, Maniago and home. Didn't get rained on.