Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > > >

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-11, 03:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
jim10040's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tour d'Italia Here I Come!

June 18th! I'll be going down there right after getting off work early on Friday. I hope it's not too hot like lately. This one is my favorite ride, I hope they have Pickle Juice again.
jim10040 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-11, 07:04 PM   #2
Uber Goober
StephenH's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Posts: 11,460
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
I never have done that one. But the randonneurs have a number of routes that start at Italy, so i've ridden in the area a fair bit. The very first 200k I ever did was there, left out at 5:00 AM to beat the heat.

Some of that area is pretty open and windy. One of our riders was telling me that the first time he felt like he had made it in cycling was when he did the Tour d'Italia and it was windy. He was cranking into the wind, and a rider got behind him and he didn't think much about it. But then when he finally pulled into the next rest area, it turned out he had 7 or 8 riders lined up behind him.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.