Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Passo di Mortirolo, Descent Video

The descent from the Mortirolo was
pretty difficult, given the narrow road
and the need to go slow, which coupled
with the grade, meant that the wheels
heated up considerably and I had to
stop several times to let them cool.
In addition, after the descent there was a fairly long reascent of the road to Bormio to the meeting point where we had left the van. This climb was what we came to call "Massimo flat", ie 2-5 percent grade....Massimo is an amazing climber, native to the area and a real goat in the mountains... left photo is road back up towards Bormio near Tirano, right is house near base of Mortirolo miles on this day still respectable, around 26...

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