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Saturday outting(19 posts)

Saturday outtingZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:40 AM
Saturday I went for a short distance ride in the hills outside Torino(Turin) that turned into a 2hr sweat fest.

Here is Alps anand Monte Viso - the highest mountain slightly off left to the center. It has triangular/pyramid like shape from this angle. From south like from Col di Tende area it has more irregular shape.
the city down belowZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:43 AM
Torino down below. On a polution free day the entire city is surrounded from east - west by the Alps. A Breath taking view winter or summer time equally.
Feb 11, 2003 12:44 AM
the hills outside Torino. There is plenty of roads here with varied climb intesity. Most of all the serries of hills stretches far and offers a good way to prepare for the long mountain climbs. The mountain bikers co-workers say there are plenty of very nice trails as well.
Feb 11, 2003 12:46 AM
Basilica di Superga, the landmark on top of the hill. The graves of the Savoya royal family are here. In 20 or 30's an airplane carrign the a Torino football (soccer) team crashed into the dome killing everyine on board.
back to 200 m.a.s.l.ZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:48 AM
4km out and 400m up Superga is calling us. This is taken at the bottom of the hill. Lack of white balancing and zoom-in on the camera makes this picture rather useless - can't even see well the Superga.
Extra credit picturesZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:50 AM
Fausto Coppi monument in Torino, it was opened last summer. I heard that for the openning ceremony Cipo showed up along with other famous Italian cyclists.
close upZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:52 AM
close up of the monument
the plaqueZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:54 AM
notice the base of the monument
the baseZvierBoy
Feb 11, 2003 12:55 AM
at the base there are pictures of him from some of the races he participated in. The rocks are from the major TDF and Giro climbs. Each boulder has a name-plaque on it with the name of the mountain/pass.
I'll be visiting Torino sometime next year...Triphop
Feb 11, 2003 7:55 AM
My fiance's sister & husband are moving to Torino this coming October from Colorado. Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to visiting them, and will definitely be bringing the bike!

Thanks for the pics!
More Turin pics. . .js5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:27 AM
I was in Turin last June, I didn't see the Fausto monument though. Here's some bike pics from the area. . .

Cyclists on the main road just east of the Po River. . .
Another memorial to Faustojs5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:29 AM
A Night of Stars: Cipo, Paolo Savodelli, in the flesh and track racing!js5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:32 AM
Foiled by rain! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's Superga (top of the hill) from the city. . .js5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:36 AM
Picture taken from top of the Mole Antonelliana.
Turin at night on the River Po. . .js5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:38 AM
I love Italy, my Aunt and cousin are there now (Tuscany)

That's it for pictures, ciao!
Another memorial to FaustoZvierBoy
Feb 12, 2003 12:48 AM
It is the same memorial. (-; your picture was just taken before the new one was inaugurated.
Ah, that explains it.js5280
Feb 12, 2003 7:45 AM
I tried to compare the pictures to see if it was, but it didn't look quite right. Guess I was wrong. Torino was one of my favorite visits, I toured around the Piedmont, Ligure, and Lombary regions for about 3 weeks this past June. I loved Italy and hope to get back to see more of the country. Thanks for sharing the pictures and bringing back good memories!
Feb 12, 2003 8:23 AM
I think you took the picture along the corso Casalle which runs next to the Po. Or better yet, the first picture you posted with the cyclists. if you started walking in the opposite direction the cyclists are riding (walking towards the Superga) you would get to the memorial, right?

I hope I am right...
way cool! thanks!!! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 11, 2003 6:06 AM