The Italian Alps Ride 2: The Mortirolo, 54 miles with 6152’ of vertical

The ride detail:

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The ride today was not the most difficult we’ve done; however, the climb was probably the most difficult single climb I’ve ever done.  It’s regarded one of the toughest climbs in all of Europe! [4160′ over 7.5 miles]

The hotel owner lead the ride with 8 guests.  I’m the oldest in the group, but not by much.  Two other guys are just about my age.  Old guys killing themselves going up the most difficult road bike climbs in Europe.  Is that insane or what?

The main road up was tiny, mostly one small-car width, more a bike path really, and the only cars allowed on it are people who live on this insanely steep road, so it was very quiet, twisty and steep.  Parts were 20%!!!!!!

I can understand the word “mort” in the name of the pass.

~ by Robert on June 16, 2012.

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