Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grandi Alpi 2016

Saluti da Val d'Aosta!

Grandi Alpi has a small, but determined (to have fun) group this year. We're happy that it's not as hot as 2015, but with clear skies and gorgeous views of the Italian Alps.

Jim poses atop Col de Joux, his very first alpine climb.

Antonio joined us here two years ago but this year's weather is much, much better.

Tim's list of climbs conquered would be too long to list here, but he's having fun in the Italian Alps.

Above you see "Harry & Leather" posing with new friend Italo, a fellow we "rescued" on our way up the Gran San Bernardo this morning. He had some fancy new wheels but when he had a flat discovered his spare tube didn't have a valve stem long enough! Ooops! 

He'd also used up his CO2 cartridges trying to inflate the too-short valve stem tube. CycleItalia to the rescue with the proper tube and a proper pump to get him back on the road. When he reached the summit he bought us a round of beers. Grazie Italo!!!

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