Category Archives: Italy
The Cold Vein

Montanus takes us on a journey shared by two friends while bikepacking on fatbikes in Italy.

Apr 21, 2015 6 comments
Breathe, Just

This video is about a man, his bike, a challenging climb and the struggle against an illness. A story about Andrea and the Passo Fittanze, during both the warm summer and the frigid winter.

Apr 9, 2015 4 comments
Legor Cicli Nuiorksiti Randonneur Transcontinental
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For Legor Cicli, building bikes for his team, the Legor Cicli Squadra Corse to ride in the Transcontinental Race was as interesting as it was challenging. A massive undertaking like the Transcontinental requires a bike that’s nimble on its feet, yet is comfortable for the long days.

This is the Nuiorksiti model in the randonneuring version. The tubing is Columbus Life with a 1 1/4″ fork steerer, fillet-brazed to the fork legs and internal cable routing for the Supernova front hub. As part of an experiment, Legor coated part of the frame with copper, so it would oxidize over the 3000km trek. The frame bags were made by hand by Pinza’t and other support for his team was supplied by Satan’s Coffee CornerRight Side CoffeePedaled, Enve, Brooks and Columbus.

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Mar 31, 2015 16 comments
To Die on the Day of the Dead – Cani Sciolti Valtellina
To Die on the Day of the Dead

To Die on the Day of the Dead
Words by Alexei Popov and photos / preface by Cani Sciolti Valtellina

Preface.
It’s truly bizarre, but every time Mr. John Watson asks me to post some stuff on his website it is always something that has to do with failure.
Yes, FAILURE.

Failing is part of our everyday experience (I think I fail every single day, in one way or another) but it’s a term that’s not so well renowned in the cycling blogsphere (and beyond…)
Nevertheless we, as Cani Sciolti Valtellina, have a special attractive relationship with the unknown, which always drives us over and above the boundaries of the “well planned / all into account” philosophy to dive into the aleatory world…

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Nov 12, 2014 12 comments
The Tuscany Trail

This looks amazing! Count me in next year…

“What is Tuscany Trail? It’s an adventure, not a race, in other words an experience: an unusual, exciting and uncertain experience. A bikepacking experience. It’s unsupported: there’s a start and a GPS track, but nothing more. Everybody has to plan the course looking at their needs and attitudes or listening to what their body communicates. There’ll be who is challenging himself and who’s taking it easy, relishing the stunning view.

640 km (400 miles), with an elevation gain of 12000m (39000 feet), where half of them are on gravel roads and singletrack.

This is Tuscany Trail.”

Nov 4, 2014 4 comments