with David Bayley, John and Pamela
Last year, we got away for lots of long weekends,
and a one week trip in the finger lakes in New York, but never
felt like we had a real vacation. So our trip to Italy in May,
seemed a long time coming.
John had decided he wanted to do another granfondo,
and selected the granfondo
nove colli. This is the biggest event of its kind, with
over 10,000 participants, and as it turns out one of the hardest
granfondo events! We'd had fliers for the Riccione
bike hotels for some time, and finally decided to investigate
them. We stayed at the Hotel
Perla, and I must say that our host, Ernesto, absoluely
made the trip for us. His enthusiasm for cycling and the area,
and his hospitality were incredible. The photos on this page
We joked a bit about the timing of our trip.
It was our 10th year wedding anniversary. We were taking singles
and David, John's brother was also to join us. How romantic!
We actually had a fabulous time. Ernesto even arranged cake
and champagne for our anniversary.
But enough words, check out the great pictures,
taken by Ernesto, on our first day.