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Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

Monte Palmeto, the descent

Monte Palmeto, the descent

In my previous post, MTB ride to the top of Monte Palmeto, I wrote about the climb and I’ve posted links to routes on Strava. In this blog post I’ll show you what kind of landscape and views you can expect on the descent.

The descent from the top of Monte Palmeto is pretty fast, with not too many sharp turns. And if you like speed, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the last stretch, which is particularly fast.

I’ll end this post with a video my buddy “Caimano made” during his KOM downhill ride. He’s going crazy fast! But first the pictures…

Photos:
(Click images to view larger versions)

The first kilometer is the slowest stretch of the descent and you’ll actually have to pedal a lot to keep your speed high.

At the start of the descent with Montagna Longa in the background

At the start of the descent with Montagna Longa in the background

This is where you’ll pick up speed.

An excellent road for a fast descent

An excellent road for a fast descent

Entering the area with pine trees

Entering the area with pine trees

Sunlight through the trees

Sunlight through the trees

Passing through the trees

Passing through the trees

A particular fast stretch with a beautiful view of the valley

A particular fast stretch with a beautiful view of the valley

Fast corners with mountain views

Fast corners with mountain views

Still 2 kilometers to go

Still 2 kilometers to go

A beautiful green area

A beautiful green area

The last and fastest stretch of the descent

The last and fastest stretch of the descent

Downhill 4K video:
My buddy Caimano mounted a GoPro on his handlebars and did the fastest Strava downhill so far. NB Don’t try this at home…try it on Monte Palmeto (but be careful)! Hold on to your helmet, here we go!

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