It's been tough to get a ride in but today there was a break in the rain so I went off on still very wet roads. I decided to start extending my mileage so the plan was to continue to focus on "agilita" and visit Torre del Bennaco for some photographs.
Even on not-so-nice days there are plenty of riders on the roads. As I enjoy a spirited ride so much I jumped on the wheels of a strong guy and we took turns at the front from Domegliara all the way to Torre del Bennaco. Some short climbs were involved and I was spinning rather furiously in my 39 while the strong guy was churning a 50 or 52.
I pulled off in Torre and took a few minutes to take some photos of the small harbor, the very calm lake under an interesting sky, and my Malagnini bike.
From Torre I went back, south, along the lake road and stopped at an overlook just before reaching Garda for a few more photos.
At this time of the year the lake towns are virtually deserted. There is also a lot of construction taking place, new construction and renovations as everyone prepares for yet another season of the onslaught of tourists.
I shouldn't complain about wet roads. Back in NJ, I wouldn't have been riding.
Photos: tranquility on the lake as seen from Torre del Bennaco, 2 harbor photos at Torre, the sky from Garda (the town), home in NJ today
14 Jan 2008
Total ride time: 4 hr. 32 min
HR avg: 135
HR max: 202