The Dolomites Ride 2: The Giau, 56 miles and 8189’
Route Details: http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/188875077
This route has 3 passes; The Giau was the second and it was a tough climb: 3000’ of vertical over 6.3 miles with an average grade of over 9%. That’s about the same gain as the SF ski basin in half the distance. Ouch.
The weather today was cloudy, and cold on the descents, but there was no rain, and it was warm on the climbs. This meant layers were coming off on the up and coming back on for the downs.
This was a fantastic ride with great climbs, blistering fast descents, and a flat-ish section along the high-side of a very deep and steep canyon. We must have been a thousand feet above the villages that were along the river far below us.