"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Spring is around the corner & so out come some colour (no that is not a bread stick in my back pocket but a “wind jacket”)
This Giro pink “MORTIROLO” jersey hails the Mortirolo Pass in Italy which, as well as being regarded as one of the hardest climbs to ever feature in the Tour of Italy, was Marco Pantani’s favourite climb where there is now a monument to Il Pirata.
* Can’t wait to get rid of the winter padding (BrokenWing + EpicManFlu = 3 months off in total was also not planned for) as well as to regain the ProLegTan lines ;)