This weekend I’m in Italy, where I’ll be attending the Emilio De Marchi, a 90 kilometer, vintage bicycle ride put on by De Marchi apparel. I’ll be there for a few days, so if you’re in Italy and are interested in this ride, head over to the Emilio De Marchi website for more information.
Like racing brakeless track bikes down mountains? Live around Biella, Italy? Head to the Ragnarok race thrown by the TBTW crew. See more details at the TBTW Facebook.
Montanus takes us on a journey shared by two friends while bikepacking on fatbikes in Italy.
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.
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 Corner, Right Side Coffee, Pedaled, Enve, Brooks and Columbus.
Check out more photos below.
Photo by Daniel Valsesia
A reader from Italy recently encountered what appears to be an Asp Viper on his local MTB trail system. Immediately, I recalled my run-in with the Texas Coral Snake from a few years back. Personally, venomous snakes don’t particularly frighten me, they hold a crucial role in the ecosystem, I just don’t think I would have gotten this close…
Check out some more photos at Daniel’s Flickr!
… some videos just make you wanna get on your bike. In the Alps. Like, now. 48 switchbacks of fun! See more at Cani Sciolti Valtellina.
I always love seeing footage from this race in Italy.
I wish I spoke Italian…