The last two days of riding have been tough... 143 km yesterday and 113 km today, and it was mostly up or down... there is very little flat terrain along this coastline.
Today, I will write about my ride on the 27th (I have now reached that point in the vacation where I no longer know the day of the week)... ohh, and the pizza afterwards.
The ride began in Cosenza (emphasize the Z). It was a overcast morning, but the sun was beginning to peak through. Cosenza is at about 230 m in elevation. To get back to the coast, I needed to climb up to 1111 m, and then descend down to sea level. So, I knew I had a big morning. Soon after hitting the road, I came across the sign below.... I wasn't sure if I should take this as a good or bad foretelling of the day.
|What does this mean? (sorry, I cannot rotate photos)|
|Into the Calabrian hillside.|
|That's Stromboli out in the distance... its a volcano, not just a sandwich.|
|The Capriocciosa at Vecchio Forno in Tropea, Italy.|
|The underskirt of the Capriocciosa.|
|"Flagstaff pizzaiolo e nostro forno."|