Sunday, August 12, 2007

Austrian Twister: Going UP, Please!

Zell am See, Austria.

Home of the Grossglockner.

Rated among the toughest climbs in Europe, and for good reason. 26km long with over 1400m of vertical climb.

Riderwurzel, atop a stylish, stiff new Cervelo Soloist Team, recently returned from a week long training camp that included riding a personal best up the steep, twisty mountain.

Along with his friend from the Trek/Gary Fisher distributor in the Czech Republic, Riderwurzel and Riderania enjoyed the scenic mountains while doing some mid-summer training in this most-beautiful of Continental European locations.

The 7-Eleven and Polka Dot jerseys were proudly on display,
endearing hearts of North American and Tour de France cycling fans alike, all of whom appreciated the colorful
photos of lush green mountains and snowy jagged peaks.
Next year, more Ranch riders may wish to join the fun on the big European climbs. But before doing so, one would be wise to heed Riderwurzel's words of wisdom: "bring your triple or compact!"