Saturday, August 12, 2017

Marziai

After a week of fence building followed by a couple of days too exhausted to move I finally got back to biking.  From Segusino I returned to the death-climb of Marziai I had tried to MTB a couple of years ago.  Today on Fedaia I did pretty well, but likewise ended up pushing the last km or two of pavement.  Once I reached the gravel road I could see that was going to be all pushing too.  On the MTB I had pedaled from there up to Capella del Monte Garda at 1170 meters.   This is MTB-able to Col Artent and  Rifugio Mareich.

Instead today I headed back down.  Even with discs it was pretty squirrelly, with the back end wanting to come around due to braking on steep rough pavement.  I survived though and was very happy with the ride.  I will try it again with my heavy MTB and try to reach Col Artent this fall.  Bellowing bucks in the hollows below made the ride magical last time.

Piave River and Dolomiti Bellunese from above town

Via Castello

Higher view of the Piave and peaks

Insanely steep concrete raingutter road


The climb

The descent starts with 3km of 15%


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