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Maratona Tour – Status Update

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

The good news is, I made it safely through The Maratona dles Domoites. The bad news is, I didn’t make the time cut for the medium course (I missed it by literally a couple of minutes), so I only did the short course. I was bummed, but I still had a good time. More later . . . .



Maratona Tour – Day 6 (Rest Day)

Jul 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Today was a rest day as we took in the sights, sounds, and shopping that abound in Corvara and La Villa. Tomorrow is the big day: The Maratona dles Dolomites! Never fear, though, I still have a blog post and photos!



Maratona Tour – Day 5 (Fedaia, Falzarego, Valparola)

Jul 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Our final ride before we tackle the Maratona dles Dolomites on Sunday. This time we rode 66 km and climbed 1,800+ meters over three passes. In case you’re not paying attention, that’s 26,000 feet climbed so far.



Mom’s Question

Jul 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

My mom has been reading my blog from my trip through the Alps and the Dolomites and asked a question. I’d like to hear how all of you would answer it.



Maratona Tour – Day 4 (Pinei and Sela)

Jul 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Today my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico heads out of the Alps and into The Dolomites, including the climb of Passo Sella, one of the passes we’ll climb on Sunday during the Maratona of The Dolomites.



Maratona Tour – Day 3 (Passo Palade & Mendola)

Jul 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Day three of my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico as we ride from Rablá to Bolzano via Passo Palade and Passo Mendola. Once in Bolzano, I meet Ötzi the Iceman, have a wonderful pizza, and Italy’s best gelato.



Maratona Tour – Day 2 (Passo Stelvio)

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

The second day of my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico, and the first real day of riding. And what a day it was! We climbed the famed Passo Stelvio while covering a metric century distance and nearly 2,000 meters of climbing.



Maratona Tour – Day 1 (Glorenza)

Jul 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

The offcial first day of my Maratona tour with Ciclismo Classico. Today we travel from Bolzano to Glorenza via bus, take a shakedown cruise on our bikes, meet and get to know each other, and enjoy the first of many wonderful meals together.



Maratona Tour – Day 0

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Travel day to Italy for my Maratona dles Dolomites tour with Ciclismo Classico. In this post, details of my travel from Salt Lake City to New York to Milan to Bolzano via planes, trains and buses.



Maratona Tour – How I Got Here

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Travel

Several years ago I was approached by Andrew Conway, US Managing Director of Ciclismo Classico, asking if I would be interested in taking one of his company’s cycling tours. At the time, I was planning a tour to the French Alps with another company and therefore had to put him off. If you’ve listened to […]