Ciao a Tutti,
It has been a long time that I have not written something about Cycling Experiences to share with all our followers.
I will try not to bore you too much.
Few weekends ago a group of 16 from the SaddleDrunk Cycling Friends Club ( join us on Strava via this link ) went for a long weekend in Faenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy, Europe, Planet Earth.
They flew out early friday morning from the beautiful London to Bologna, capital of the some of the best Italian food…Like Bolognese Sauce the way it is called outside Italy, Ragu another good one, Cappelletti, Tortellini, Ravioli , Tortelli, la “ “Mortazza” (Mortadella) & much more…not to mention that Bologna host the oldest university in Europe….
SD staff & I pick them up from the airport and whisked them away to Imola to have an amazing lunch inside the tragically famous Formula 1 race track where 2 pilots lost their lifes long time ago…RIP Ratzenberg & Senna where we visited their memorials. Really a big touch feeling for me as I saw it with my eyes that tremendous weekend…
OK!!..let’s get a grip and bang on Cycling…We got to the lovely Agriturismo La Sabbiona, after check & prepared out bikes we headed out to the lovely Brisighella a Medieval town.
After our lovely ride in the hills to get new fresh oxygen in our lungs, plenty of fun during the ride including a lovely crash in the first downhill.
We refreshed ourselves & headed out to Town for a meal in a traditional Osteria.
Osteria la Sghisa as usual made us feeling at home with their friendly staff and the astonishing food where we partied until late to celebrate Laura's Birthday.
The Saturday, we woke up gently by the sounds of the "Galletto" in the farm.Followed up by an Italian & Intercontinental breakfast fuelling up for our day on the bike.
Everyone had great fun,and we all enjoyed the “LOCAL’s” attentions, the friendly event’s staff,the well organised event and routes and the well stocked feed stations.
We were awarded 2 trophies due to be the furthest team. The trophies were a really long & thick “ SALAMI “ and a big ceramic vase from one of the local ceramist in Faenza.
Faenza is very well known in the world thanks to be the home of Ceramics.
The last day of our trip was a realxing day where we had a really slow where we enjoyed our breakfast.
Our local host Serena owner of La Sabbiona, prepared our class room with flour,eggs, rolling pins, chef’s hat & all other items needed to complete the cooking course.
At the end of the course all the “students” were able to eat the food made during the class & well earned after sweating.
As the weekend was more than amazing, we will make this an annual event for the club.Therefore if you like to be part of just join us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoyed the reading and remember to be safe on the road.