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Tacx Real life videos Sicily

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in bikes, gear and gadgets, training | 0 comments

In June Jaap Wagenvoort gfe (GoPro filmmaker extraordinaire 🙂 ) and myself have been filming in Sicily for three (Tacx compatible) Real Life Videos. I’ve already posted the trailers, but now I can present you the finished videos! Video 1: Sicily – Erice This RLV brings you to the archeologic park of Segesta, to the Garibaldi monument (Pianto Romano) and through a hilly landscape to the town of Valderice where the climb towards the Medieval town of Erice  (750 meters above sea level) starts. The Erice RLV includes 4 serious climbs totaling over 1.500m vertical ascent, but the maximum grade is ‘just’ 9%, so very trainer-friendly! Erice guarantees at least...

A bike ride to the Bosco d’Alcamo in October 2013

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

A few days ago I did a bike ride to the Bosco d’Alcamo, a nature reserve on Monte Bonifato near the town of Alcamo, 750 meters above sea level. It was a lovely, sunny day (around 26°C) with only a few clouds in the sky. First I rode to the town of Alcamo and then followed the signs for the Bosco d’Alcamo. It’s a few kilometers to the top with an average gradient of around 7.5%. And with every hairpin, the view is getting better and better! Monte Bonifato is not that far from one of the other mountains in the area, Monte Inici, where I took lots of...

Cycling in sunny Sicily: photos from a cycling guide

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in cycling guide | 0 comments

In the next few days I will be cycling with some American and English cyclists and I was thinking about the cyclists to whom I’ve already shown this part of La bella Sicilia this year. So far, I cycled with Dutch, American, English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Israeli, Belgian and Romanian cyclists and I had a great time with all of them. In this post I’ll show you some pics I took during a few of those rides. The first cyclist, Sorin, came from Romania and stayed here in February. We went for a bike ride to Carini and Montelepre and to the medieval town of Erice and back....

A mountain bike ride to Monte Inici

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

It’s been a busy season and the free time I had, I spent riding my bike instead of writing about it. Last weekend Alessandro Ferrara from Bikes and Lemons in Palermo and I did a ride to Monte Inici near the town of Castellammare del Golfo and I made lots of pics so I thought it would be nice to share those with you guys. The ride started in the coastal town of Balestrate and from there we took the SS187 in the direction of Castellammare del Golfo. When we arrived in the town of Castellammare we turned left in the direction of Segesta and after a few kilometers...

Tacx Real life video Sicily – trailer 2: Bosco di Alcamo

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in bikes, gear and gadgets, training | 1 comment

The RLV Sicily – Bosco di Alcamo is now available! Buy it here. in June this year Jaap Wagenvoort and I have been filming for several days in Sicily. The material will be used for three training videos that you can use on a Tacx trainer: • Bike ride to the medieval town of Erice (click to watch the trailer) • The Bosco di Alcamo climb • Riding with Don Bici Today the second trailer is released: Bosco di alcamo. A ride through the countryside and the town of Alcamo to the Bosco di Alcamo, a nature reserve 750 meters above sea level on Monte Bonifato. The climb of...

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