There has been a huge hole in my blogging this year due to very poor internet connections despite me having my Huawei Personal Wifi . I threw alot of money at it by buying more Gigs but even with copious memory..we seemed only to have 2G or even worse H connection..ie VERY S L O W. I learned 1 thing though ...in order to recharge for data you have to go to the TIM orWIND (vodaphone or 3 too) shop...NOT the Tabaccheria...so that was 20 euros added unnecessarily to my hone SIM card!
We finished off our time in Italy by returning to Feltre for close to 2 weeks where we were joined by my sister for 10 days. The theme for the time there was training for legs speed not climbing and delving into the history of the area WRT to WW1.
Prior to that we were in Bormio. Our time in the mountains was beset by less that perfect weather, but with a week in Cortina and another in Bormio we managed to do all the climbs we set out to do. Where there was an option we opted to go for the easier one and will be returning next year to tackle them all again possibly the harder option, or maybe just trying to do better on the ones already done. Can't find the Stelvio pix but these below are the last 2 rides from Bormio, done on consecutive days due to weather concerns. The really old body found day 2 very very hard...I got to the top but really I was ragged.