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    Garda is...

    ...excitement on arrival,


    narrow streets,


    thorough preparation,


    popular...


    ...and forgotten trails,


    photography,


    long climbs,


    light at the end of the tunnel,


    exhaustion,


    deserved rest,


    rain,


    wet descents,


    hike-a-bikes,


    (about) leaving a mark,


    unexpected interruptions,


    gravel & rocks,


    crowds,


    a place where bikers are No. 1,


    friendship,


    steeps,


    switchbacks,


    tire torture,


    relaxation,


    wrong decisions,


    poseurs,


    green of springtime trees,


    zen.


    So, here you have it.Lago di Garda: cheesy edition

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    Awesome pictures!
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    Giardia is severe stomach cramps with green diarrhea.

    I think I like Garda better

    Thanks for sharing those nice photos.

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    Wow, excellent post. Looks fun.

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    Fun trip. The wrong decision shot looks like it had a painful end.
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    Nice. thanks

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    Molto bello!
    Did you learn any Italian?
    Did you rent bikes locally?

    I'll be near Lago di Como this weekend, but no bike riding for me
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    Excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle
    Molto bello!
    Did you learn any Italian?
    Did you rent bikes locally?

    I'll be near Lago di Como this weekend, but no bike riding for me
    I've known enough Italian since I was a little kid.Slovenia is the eastern neighbour of Italy after all.We always take our bikes along even though you can rent very good bikes in Riva of Torbole (towns on the northern tip of lago di Garda), too.

    @Frozenspokes: It does look it might have a painful ending, but there was no damage to the rider or bike as far as we could see.

    Marko
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    Looks like a great trip. I've seen photos of the trails above Lago di Garda before and knew I had to go someday......now I'm even more sure. Thanks for sharing the beautiful images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    How you been?
    Between having fun with the heir to the throne, building our new home in the attic and having lots of work in the shop,...well, let's just say I've been having different kinds of fun (instead of biking) latelly But it's all good.Oh, and I have a ring now

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    Quote Originally Posted by problematiks
    ...well, let's just say I've been having different kinds of fun (instead of biking) latelly But it's all good.Oh, and I have a ring now

    Marko
    Very cool. Congrats. It won't be long before you're going on a biking road trip with the heir.
    More good times ahead.
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    Yay, can't wait
    Looks like you had a really cool time.

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    nice pics!

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    Wow those are awesome; always enjoy your posts.

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    Thanks for sharing

    Great pictures and well thought out captions! Looks like a trip I have to try and make.

    I absolutely LOVE your tag line ;
    "I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. "

    So true and yet so wrong, I will share this with my Rabbi

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    dedicated at Garda fans

    last week-end with some friends start point Riva del Garda
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    Quote Originally Posted by wile e. coyote
    ...well thought out captions!
    Naah, that was just me being to lazy to write a full-on report

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    I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

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