Trans-Alp: Day Six

Trans-Alp: Day Six

The Garmin, who is on high, declared day six to be 57.6km long with a ride time of 3hrs and 21mins and consisting of 1246 climbing meters. So it is Strava’d. So it is done. Amen.

 

 

After the shambles and weather of day five, day six started on a fresh note. A good breakfast and sunny weather greeted us and after we’d eaten, we got the tour back on track. In the usual way. With a climb. Straight up to the top of Passo Duran. Spirits we higher in the good weather and we’d agreed to keep it to a street climb for the first climb of the day. So, it was a rather uneventful ride to the top.

 

As you get higher each day… The scenery gets more eipc… Every day… Without fail…

 

One doesn’t mind the climbs so much when you have views like this for company…

After Passo Duran was in the rear view, we tackled the next climb. I decided to climb a bit with Left Ear Lopez, who took to abusing my additional speeds by making me stop to take pictures for him as he rode on. I’d just see an arm stick out and hear him shout “photograph that!”. And I’d have to stop, snap a shot or two and then catch back up. Being an old geezer with amazing sons must be nice. All I can hope for is a couple of delinquents that hopefully don’t end up in Juvi.

 

Amazing…

 

Every vista…

 

Evey time…

 

Still heading up…
And finally… Cresting and starting the downward journey…

After the second climb we headed into Valle del Mis. Now… Normally we’d tuck in behind Drewbles on a long street section and have him tow us home, but… Well… This was Valle del Mis. And one of the biggest shames of the tour is that pictures, at least with our point and shoot cameras, cannot do it justice. It it SPECTACULAR. And so, we all just coasted through the valley… Taking it all in. Stopping to share and point. I WILL go back there some day.

 

Heading into the valley.

 

Taking it all in…

 

This section was spectacular. I know these pics are kind lame… But just trust me.

 

Tunnels… Again… wOOp!

After Lago del Mis, we made a quick stop for pizza and drinks and then boarded the Drewbles Express into Belluno and our over night accommodation. This was a quaint little farm style B&B called B&B Col de Vin. Rustic but comfortable with a very friendly and helpful owner. She managed to get Drewbles sorted with some plasters for his blisters, that were now just two raw patches on the back of his ankles. Lovely spot…

 

There was a lady sunning herself topless just out of shot… But I can’t remember which side of the pic she was on…

 

Drewbles took this snap while sitting on the crapper… No joke.

And just like that. Day six was done. And now on to day Seven.

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