I LOVE The Alps


This post is by Howard Lindzon from Howard Lindzon


Our crew of eight has moved on from Lake Como to the Alps.

We did it in style with a helicopter to the town of Bormio an amazing place if you like being outside all the time biking, hiking and skiing.

Technically, Lake Como is the ‘foothill to the Alps’. I loved loved loved it as you know, but, the Alps is really my favorite place to ride and I have been reminded of that quickly again.

We have done a few incredible rides in the moutains around Bormio and tomorrow we ride up Stelvio. All I can hope for is some good weather and legs that hold up.

This morning I woke up to this view from my hotel room…

Yesterday, we had a brutal climb (some 18 and 20 percent grades) up Forni (you can watch me grind for 30 seconds here).

Our guide Fillipo arranged for Matteo and his sister Francesca to guide/ride with us. We learned a few things for sure.

Here we all are at the top grabbing a beer (Francesca had to get to work and got tired waiting for us)…

Here is the ride for those wanting to try it one day (you call follow all my rides on Strava)…

PS – Thanks Toby for the drone shot of the day which I can’t wait to frame (that is me in the mustard top I swear)…