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It was Thursday, our last day, and our guide, Ben, was proposing to depart from the planned route for an adventure. He wanted to ride back into the coastal mountains and see the town of Savoca, filming site of the … Continue reading
Toarmina is a city known for its dramatic siting on a mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean as well as its historic Greek/Roman amphitheater ruin. The Lonely Planet describes it as a “chi-chi resort town popular with holidaying high-rollers.” That describes us perfectly … Continue reading
We packed our bags and left our hotel by 9 AM on Wednesday so we could ride the first 75 km of the Giro’s Stage 4 before the real Giro began. Giro Stage 4 would leave from Pedara, 3 km … Continue reading
Stage 4, on Tuesday, promised to be a statement day for the Giro. 190 ((118 mi) km long, it would begin on the coast in Cefalu, climb for 32 km (20 mi.) up the ominously named “Dead Woman’s Door”, traverse … Continue reading
It began in the night and continued in the early morning. Pink balloons lined main street. Barricades and banners appeared along the waterfront. Trucks, vans, communication equipment and workers filled the Giro start area while official-types buzzed around. The Giro … Continue reading