Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Amazing Giuliano Calore

My Gruppo 1 friends were chatting on Wednesday about Giuliano Calore from Padova. He's a rider that does some amazing things on a bike like: descending the Stelvio with no hands and riding up the Stelvio with no hands and using only one leg. Lest you start laughing, the guy is no slouch: his 1985 descent of the 48 hairpins of the Stelvio Pass on a bike with no handlebars or brakes took just over 27 min., averaging 80 km/h; in 1989 he climbed the Stelvio on a bike without handlebars or brakes in 1 hour and 17 minutes.

OK, time for me to go into a corner and put on training wheels on my bike....

Photos: found on the internet

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