Finally -- we're up in Monferrato getting ready for Vineyards to the Sea! The van is ready to go as you can see here, thanks to Santini, Torelli, Campagnolo, SMP, Sci-Con and Hibros, official suppliers to CycleItalia whose logos you can see on the van and special thanks to Edoardo at Vittoria Shoes who sent us some new cycling scarpe but no promotional stickers to slap on the van....we hope he'll remember next time.
We're here tomorrow before the last of our clients arrive on Wednesday. Then we're off Thursday morning on a 100 km ride to a wonderful hotel near Asti for two nights.
This doesn't mean there's anything wrong with our HQ hotel, Ariotto. The weather here today has been stupendous with views of the Alps to our north crystal clear, a rarity with the pollution around Torino and Milan these days. The Garrone family and staff is happy to see us as always and we couldn't be happier to be here, especially the way they treat us when it comes to food and wine!
Ciao for now, Larry & Heather