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Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

Today’s bike ride near Lago Poma

Today’s bike ride near Lago Poma

Today I had a low HR zone planned, so I decided to go for a bike ride in the area near Lago Poma (an artificial lake that’s used for irrigation purposes in the summer) and take lots of pictures. I started in Balestrate and went in the direction of Partinico, where I took the SP2, a provincial road that goes in the direction of San Ciperello.

After a few kilometers I saw Lago Poma on my right:

Following the SP2 near Lago Poma

Following the SP2 near Lago Poma

I followed this hilly road until I had the possibility to go right in the direction of the towns of Grisì and Camporeale.

Lago Poma

Lago Poma

Lago Poma

Lago Poma

After crossing the bridge I started to climb and took some pictures of the area:

View on the climb to the town of Grisì

View on the climb to the town of Grisì

On the climb to Grisì

On the climb to Grisì

At the fork in the road I went into the direction of Camporeale.

Near the town of Grisì

Near the town of Grisì

After a few hundred meters I had a great view of the hilly landscape with lots of vineyards:

The hilly landscape between the towns of Grisì, San Cipirello and Camporeale

The hilly landscape between the towns of Grisì, San Cipirello and Camporeale

On the way to Camporeale I passed some ruins of an old farm house and church.

An old church in the countryside

An old church in the countryside near the town of Grisì

The entrance gate of an old farm house.

The entrance gate of an old farm house

I rode through the vineyards to the town of Camporeale and from there in the direction of San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato. This is nice, winding road with several short and not too steep climbs.

A short climb near San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato

A short climb near San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato

Near San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato

Near San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato

When I arrived in San Cipirello, I turned left on the SP2, which I could follow all the way back to Partinico. When I passed Lago Poma I stopped and took the last photo of the ride:

Lago Poma

Lago Poma

I really enjoyed myself and ended up doing 85 km and 1100 m ascent, mainly staying in the first two HR zones.

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