Friday, November 30, 2018

Valcolvera - Valmuie'

A favorite ride in all 4 seasons, even today at 3 degrees C.  Be careful descending from Navarons, it has some landslides from the heavy rain earlier in the month.  Also lots of paving work around Maniago.  Otherwise pure joy regardless the temps.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

San Leonardo Loop

Cold ride but sunny and calm.  Took the lovely road above the banks of Fiume Cellina from Montereale to San Leonardo.  Sweet.

Across  the Cellina toward Alpi Giulia

Pala Fontana

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Two Bridges Loop

A favorite long flat ride to the junction of the Meduna and Livenza rivers.   At the bridges I turned north between the two rivers through Ghirano and Villanova: very pretty area.   I'll try to explore more of this zone in the future.

Fiume Meduna

Conjunction of Meduna with Livenza

Fiume Livenza

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sequals Loop

Finally back in the saddle again after a week tooling around with the Mini.  I took a spin through the easy rolling countryside to Meduno, Solimbergo, Sequals and home.  Very pleasant ride.

View near Solimbergo tunnel

Friday, November 9, 2018

Basaldella Loop

Another brief pause in the gloom, perfect for a short flat spin.  This time to Arba, Tesis, and a gravel road to Basadella.  Haven’t been there in years since they built a long bridge across the guado through the Magredis.  On then to Vivaro, across the new Cellina bridge,  San Foca, Via Partidor to San Leonardo, the bike path near Malnisio and home.  Refreshing ride.

Fiume Cellina to the north

Fiume Cellina looking south

Painting on a dairy barn

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Godega di Sant Urbano loop

After a week of floods I ventured out again on another long flat ride.  Felt like I was flying all the way to Colle Umberto but when I changed direction the wind was in my face and I started getting tired.  At Sacile the train crossings were all stuck closed so I got a half hour of rest, then back into the wind.  To make matters worse I had chosen to bring only water without gatorade so the climb home was in zombie mode.  On the plus side my hip tensor seemed a little better.  Good ride overall.
Fiume Livenza

Red tree