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Old 10-25-2010, 06:07 PM   #12
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Wed Oct 7th.

At dinner last night, Rob mentioned another unlikely charger in the group. The California couple that everyone tagged the “Harley” couple had showed a proclivity to riding at a “spirited” pace. We were both planning on doing the long route, so we suggested we ride together to our next nights stay. At breakfast, Rob said he was heading the same route, so we all decided to run in a three bike group. All I can say is never judge a book by its cover, as the “Harley” couple had mad skills. At the end of the day their center stand had lost about as much material as mine. Nothing is more fun than running hard with equally skilled riders.

We stopped at this fort, which in the past had allowed people to wander around inside, but this day was closed tight. We went to the little alimentary (grocery) and picked up some meat, cheese, bread, fruit, and chocolate and set out to find a place for a picnic lunch.

We found this field adjacent to a mausoleum/cemetery, and enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch, and 10 minute nap.

Our destination was Spello, Italy a, you guessed it , city on a hill. The highly rated restaurant at the Hotel was closed for the night, so a few of us walked down through the old town for dinner that night. And a half mile uphill walk back to the hotel, to work off the meal.

Thursday Oct 8th
Spello was a two night stay, and the next morning was sunny with a little fog.

The view from our room in the morning

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