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Old 02-19-07, 11:21 AM   #1
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Help me train for my pilgrimage....

This summer I'll be in the Lake Como area of Italy and want to make a pilgrimage to the Madonna del Gisallo. That is a much longer climb than I'm used to - some parts 12-14% grade. Here is my typical sub 50 mile ride:



And here is Ghisallo:



No may notice a slilght difference in elevation.

So I have 3 1/2 months to work on my climbing but I don't have any long grades like this near me. That being said, I have a couple of double digit grades that last well less than a mile. As part of my winter training, I just started working with Spinervals and am working on some core strengthening excersises. Probably in the next few weeks I'll be able to ride outside again, hopefully sooner than later.

So any suggestions or should I just stop a lot on the way up to Ghisallo to take pictures. One way or another I'll be in better shape than I am now, I'm hoping to still have at least one lung by the time I get to the top.

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Old 02-19-07, 09:50 PM   #2
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wow...

Enjoy the trip. If you have a camera it may feel like a ton of wothless bricks round about 2499 feet. Resist tossing it!
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wow...

Enjoy the trip. If you have a camera it may feel like a ton of wothless bricks round about 2499 feet. Resist tossing it!
someone needs to design an aero carbon fiber camera for such a purpose
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Relax, it's not THAT big of a climb, especially if you come in from the west. Be sure to take the time to study the "relics" in the chapel. It's not much bigger than a typical living room, but it's packed with bikes, jerseys, etc.
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Relax, it's not THAT big of a climb, especially if you come in from the west. Be sure to take the time to study the "relics" in the chapel. It's not much bigger than a typical living room, but it's packed with bikes, jerseys, etc.
Thanks. I've always wondered - if you visit the chapel, how secure is your bike outside? Any worries about theft? While there's sure to be plenty of bikers around, I'll be riding up solo (or at least I won't know who I'm riding with).
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Relax, it's not THAT big of a climb...
well, I'm from Chicago so anything that is elevated and not a trash heep (naturally formed) is steep to me...
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