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Oct 27, 2009
Gary’s Adventure in the Dolomites: Day 8

The second-to-last day of Gary’s white-road adventure in the Dolomites...the cycling continues.

DAY EIGHT

A beautiful, clear crisp morning; the views are spectacular. After saying goodbye to Mario and a couple of his buddies with cool felt hats, see photo, we headed up to finish the Passo Croce Dominii.


The top of Passo Croce Dominii

What a climb; we were even happier finding Mario’s Albergo after another nearly 3,000 feet of climbing. It would have been real touch and go

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Oct 26, 2009
Gary’s Adventure in the Dolomites: Day 7

Another mountain pass and another white-road adventure, straight from Gary himself. The cycling adventure continues…

DAY SEVEN
30 something! Not my age and not the television series from the 80s.

Rather, “30 something” was the temperature we woke up to. Not only that, it was snowing on the Passo Stelvio which was to be our first pass of the day as our plan was to head north, over the Stelvio, skirt around the boarder of Switzerland and cross into Austria.


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Oct 22, 2009
Gary’s Adventure in the Dolomites: Day 6

More from Gary’s white-road adventure in Italy. So, without further ado.

DAY SIX

Whoa, today I looked out the window as soon as I got up and it wasn’t what I had hoped for.

Rain, and lots of it.

Through breakfast I could still see rain; it was very cold and just miserable. We got ready for our ride, hoping it would break. It actually did lighten up so off we went to climb my favorite pass-the Passo Gavia.

Today was a short day, one pass to the town of Bormio. The Gavia

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Oct 21, 2009
Gary’s Adventure in the Dolomites: Day 5

Bike paths, snow and more mountains...Gary sends another update from his adventure in the Dolomites.

DAY FIVE

Looked out the window the second I got up to check the weather, and it was spectacular-clear as a bell. Cold but at least it was dry.

Our route for the day was long, over 160 kilometers, heading down to the Valley through Bolzano, up over the Passo Mendolla, and over the Passo Tonale to a very cool town called Ponte di Legno. When we hit the valley leading to Bolzano, I

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Oct 20, 2009
Gary’s Adventure in the Dolomites Continues

Gary’s back with more from his adventure in the Dolomites with his friend Gregg. Read on for a recap of days three and four. More climbs, more food, and a bit of rain.

DAY THREE
It’s another spectacular day in the Dolomites.

We started on an amazing bike-only trail from Cavalese to the Passo Valles, then went on to the Passo Pellegrino.

A quick panini in Moena and then up the Val di Fassa and over the Passo Selle to Selva Val Gardena.

We ran into some rain today on

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