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Italy(5 posts)

May 6, 2003 7:17 AM
Any suggestions on bicycling in Italy this June? Where to go? I'm looking for easy to moderate terrain because I'm recovering from a knee injury. Any comments on Piedmont or the Bologna area?
re: Italygtx
May 6, 2003 8:57 AM
for Piedmonte, anywhere around the Barolo region. You can't go wrong. All the roads are incredible, but yes, it is a bit hilly. There will be some flatter rides down toward Alba, but it is a bit more industrial with heavier traffic. Can't help with Bologna, though I have done a lot of riding around Florence (also nice, but again, more traffic).
can't help you but a few questions about your knee...jtferraro
May 7, 2003 10:34 AM
I had a snowboarding accident this past winter and had knee surgery on 3/11. I've since learned so much about knee anatomy and am interested in how you were injured and if you had to have any surgery?

can't help you but a few questions about your knee...coryg
May 7, 2003 11:28 AM
I didn't need surgery, but I do alot of stretches, which has helped to build up the muscles and compensate for the problem, which is that my patela(sp) doesn't track correctly.
re: Italywielerpret
May 8, 2003 4:35 AM
Both Tuscany and Umbria are stunningly beautiful and if you stick to the smaller roads there are many lovely rides with moderate climbing. I was there last year. With a good map you can find out all the hills and valleys you want.