Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Giro d'Tuscano - Ranch Report

Ranch photo montage of last week's Giro d'Tuscany, where Ranch West Coast jetted on Alitalia from L.A. to Rome, and RiderTurbo and RiderMama fired off 50-60km's per day through the Italian countryside on a self-guided bike tour, followed nightly by copius amounts of homemade pasta, ricotta gnocchi, pecorino cheese,Tuscan red wine, fruity olive oils, and brightly coloured gelatos.

The ride challenged Ranchers with hot, steamy weather, rolling hills and steep climbs, including passage through the scenic countryside dotted with ancient vineyards and visits in Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Siena, punctuated by the grand-finale, knock-out wedding extravaganza of RiderTurbo's charismatic business partner at La Polverosa on the coast near Monte Argentario. Cicloposse organized the route, provided maps and bicycles and transported luggage between hotels nightly. The Ranch provided inspiration, perspiration and smiles.