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  1. Vulpes

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    As we missed out on the Passo Campolongo yesterday due to a road closure we decided to try again using a different route. First the Passo Pordoi again…



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    Next via the Passo Campolongo to the Val Gardena.



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    That took us to the Passo Sella again…



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    On the way down to “our” valley we had some lunch…



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    And back home where we were greeted by…



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    A short impression of riding up the Val Gardena.

     
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  2. Markus

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    @Vulpes:: Great impressions and memories for me again! I love the look of your dog! :heart_eyes:
     
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  3. Wessa

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    Fantastic set of pictures Wim, the passes are stunning. And I see that you went for healthy option for lunch. :)
     
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  4. Vulpes

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    You know me, Steve - always the healthy option! :joy:
     
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  5. Vulpes

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    The weather let us down a bit today, not very good for photo’s… Got a few before we got rained (!) upon…



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    Still a nice enough ride, but sadly due to the weather the big views were taken away.

    So I decided to make the best of it, got the wheel spinner out and lubed the chains… [​IMG]



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  6. Vulpes

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    Weather improved, so we went to our favourite place in town to have dinner al fresco. First a yummy G&T (italian gin), then a great steak tartare with egg yolk (for me) and with burrata for Jefta. All washed down with a delicious pinot grisio…[​IMG]



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    The locals gave the view back today…



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    So off we went. We decided on the Passo Fedaia in the opposite direction first - amazing to see what a difference of perpective that produced. Totally different experience.



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    We might have to do a little cleaning soon…



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    Descending at the opposite end.



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    Then on to the Passo San Pellegrino. You don’t get the big views as it is somewhat lower and quite wooded, but the pass itself is very technical and fun to ride.



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  8. Bikerman

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    Permit me to say, "WOW". wow6.gif
    I thank you
     
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  9. Vulpes

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    Well thank you! It doesn't matter how many times you ride these roads, they never tire. :heart_eyes:
     
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    @Vulpes: Thanks for the great pictures again!!!;)
     
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  11. Vulpes

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    Cold and wet today. Not biking weather…

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    @Vulpes: Enjoy your unplanned recreation day! ;)
     
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  14. Vulpes

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    Hopefully better tomorrow...

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    Much nicer day today! We elected to do our “southern” route anti-clockwise today. Again, completely different perspective. It doesn’t take us high up, but great riding roads.



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    The ridge in the mountain oppposite marks the return journey.



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    Some nice views along the way.



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    And yet another nice lunch-stop.



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    All in all a great ride today. [​IMG]
     
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    On our return we decided to take the cable car from the village, where we got some great views of “our” valley.



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  17. Markus

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    @Vulpes: Fantastic photos again!!!;)
     
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    Not very nice weather, not suitable for high passes. So we opted for a relatively low loop, in a different direction than usual. Roads were soaking wet, but fortunately we both run Road 6’s, brilliant tyre. Excellent practice for riding in the wet for Jefta.

    Not very nice for pictures, but got a few anyway…



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    Yes you cannot beat gaining valuable experience by riding in the rain or on wet roads.
     
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    Hopefully tomorrow will be blue sky's and lots of ☀️ ☀️ ☀️.
     
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