#5MaratonasChallenge Day 4 - 1992-97 - A Long Day

"Race through life, and you'll miss it. Ride fast, and you will see many amazing sights from the saddle of a bicycle"

Today, I don't think I can claim to have been fast. Still, I enjoyed the opportunity to see some more incredible mountain landscapes, from the seat of a bicycle.

The 1992-97 route of the Maratona dles Dolomites was composed of two loops: these took in some of the hardest and longest mountain passes; including the Sella Pass, Fedaia, Valparola, Giau and 2x Campolongo.

Tiredness is beginning to kick in now, so for better or worse, this will be a blog post of fewer words. I will let the photos do the talking.

Close to 9 hours in the saddle, with over 6,000 metres of climbing. This was the last really big one of the #5MaratonasChallenge.

A special meeting

There was a special guest waiting for me, on the return to the hotel.

This fantastic gentleman started the very first Maratona in 1987, and after hearing of my challenge, he wanted to meet me. A real honour.

Ride Summary

Kit Select: Isadore Apparel

The Velits brothers have created something very special with the Isadore range.

Kit that is stylish, yet technically superb. Performance orientated, yet comfortable for all day rides. Unique. Considered. Special.

The fabrics, fit and design of this kit put a smile on my face every time I considered it today.


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