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Mapei down under
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by Mapei down under

Rolling on the roads between Summerville and Ridgeville, South Carolina early on Saturday morning.

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"I love a sunburnt country, its sweeping hills and plains. Where the red earth meets the blue sky and it never bloody rains".
Doc Neeson - The Angels (Skin and Bone).

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by spandexboy817

Woj is spot on. It's maybe 5 miles as the crow flies from the coast with amazing views of Morro Bay and Morro rock from the top. The descent (either way) is awesome, Prefumo is just a screaming, smooth, technical descent and the back side, See Canyon, is part dirt, part really steep fast stuff...
Most of the hills in the background are ranch property, which I have explored a little on a cross bike. There are some pretty solid climbs along the central coast though, but nothing like the 20+km climbs you see in the GTs.

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by beswiss

More for off the road today:

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Downhill - not really my cup of tea and not really weight weenie bikes either. Good fun though :D

edit - Verbier - Switzerland
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Dalai
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by Dalai

Actually from close to two weeks ago - but have only now got around to updating my blog with day one of two riding around Bormio.

Bormio side of the Passo dello Stelvio

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Near the top

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Returned the 3km down the Bormio side to continue descending off the Passo dell'Umbrail

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That's wonderful!
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Dalai
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by Dalai

Continued down through Müstair to the village of Prato allo Stelvio to also climb the other side.

Down low

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Finally above the Refugio that marks around 7km to go!

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The quintessential Prato side Stelvio shot from near the top

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And Tornanti Bormio side on the descent back to my hotel

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by HammerTime2

Dalai wrote:Bormio side of the Passo dello Stelvio

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The old cliff road to the left of the tunnel, I presume?

Dalai
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Different climb HammerTime2. Old cliff road you are interested in is on the Gavia - took quite a few photos for you so will post these up soon...

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by basilic

Nice, Dalai!
I'm happy to see you had good weather there.

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by Dalai

Actually of the two days this was the nice one weather wise - day two over the Mortirolo and Gavia wasn't pleasant with rain and some sleet on the Gavia...

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Evening ride with the GF
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by Routier

Nice spin around the usual Cheshire lanes yesterday

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Dalai wrote:Different climb HammerTime2. Old cliff road you are interested in is on the Gavia - took quite a few photos for you so will post these up soon...
Gavia, Stelvio ... senior moment.

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With many more on the horizon?
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Dalai wrote:Near the top

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Nice writing on the road! :lol:

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