I received a surprise package today, a gift from a friend: three books and a micro bicycle. I won the books in a bet, actually: Alberto Contador vs Chris Froome at Tour de France 🙂
Robert Marchand continues to inspire us. The evergreen Frenchman has set a new goal: breaking his own hour record in over-100s category in January 2014, at 102-year-old.
Just a single photo can explain it. Enjoy…
Dino Buzzati was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter and poet, as well as a journalist for Corriere della Sera. And a cycling enthusiasm.
I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
Yesterday, we climbed to Kartepe (means “snow mountain”), or formerly known as “Keltepe” (means “bald mountain”). With 1699 meters height, Kartepe is the third highest mountain of the Marmara region of Turkey. There’s a ski resort atop it. With 16.6 km length and 7.4% average gradient, the climb is categorized as HC by strava, and some sections are over 16%. […]
I finished reading “Put me back on my bike” by William Fotheringham, and now started a new book: “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at Giro d’Italia”, by Herbie Sykes.
These days I am reading “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson” by William Fotheringham. This is my third Fotheringham book, after “Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi” and “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike”.
Merry Christmas and happy 2013 to all! And dear Santa, I have a special request from you, this Christmas.
Last year, me and two friends went to Riccione, Italy, for a cycling training tour. Riccione is a touristic town near Adriatic coast, south of the Rimini.