Monday, March 17, 2008

Detour to Piazza Bra and a 1950s Gino Bartali

The club ride planned for this past Sunday was a visit to Castellaro Lagusello followed by a visit to Madonna della Scoperto. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating, once again, for a Sunday. Despite the threating rain we departed from the club at 0900.

We could not reach our planned destination due to rain showers but we managed to get in a nice 80 km ride while missing the rain drops. To get more kms in we decided to ride into the historic center of Verona and take some photographs in Piazza Bra where the Roman coliseum is located (and famous for its outdoor operas in the summer, see

While we are taking photographs this very interesting guy arrives in a beautiful, early 1950s, Gino Bartali with a Simplex shifting system and wood rims. It was a gem. It's the bike he rides in the L'Eroica ( ) each year.

After the picture taking we rode to the club to have a delicious lunch prepared by Jo. Brava!

1 comment:

  1. I have a Scandium bike I ride when there's even a slight chance of rain. I could never imagine riding wooden rims in the wet.

    Where's the pictures from lunch?