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Old 06-14-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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13 Jun. Lake Poma-Poggioreale-Menfi. Sicily-Italy


07.00 am awake .. I'm looking forward to getting on the bike! Already at this temperature suggests that today we will take a nice hit of heat. Are 07.00 and there are already 26 degrees! With us, John and Daniela from Catania. Finally after a long period we meet again and what better occasion for a bike ride together to spend a pleasant day. At 09:30 we arrive on time appointment. The rest of the group is already there waiting for us.

A quick greeting and head towards Poplar through the SS186 to reach from Partinico Borgetto and then go to the lake for SP2 Poma.

Until now the temperature is pleasant. The landscape has completely changed in two months. Much of the farmland, where the predominant color was seen, now I'm completely burnt by the sun. Still manage to resist the vineyards that stretch across the territory of the eye. The bridge crossing the lake we stop for a drink. We leave through the SP30 to Camporeale.

Traffic is completely absent and the temperature begins to rise dramatically. In short from 28 degrees to 36 degrees! Among the cultivated fields, sometimes find small herds of cattle that are desperately trying to find some 'shadow. Once in Poggioreale, the temperature jumps to 39 !

We decide to stop at the entrance of the old country abandoned in 1968 after the earthquake that destroyed much of the Valle del Belice.
We take the opportunity to recover a bit 'and for whom there was already visiting the ruins of the country, an extraordinary fascination. Meanwhile contact Luciano from Marsala, along with a group of friends will join us in Memphis. After half an hour's start by SS624. In short we come in front of the Cathedral Church, where we meet Luciano, Anthony and companions. We know from the web, but as often happens among riders is now feeling. Unfortunately we do not have time to visit the ruins of Inyco .. reason for this return. After the presentations and something fresh to the bar, we share to Porto Palo, of Memphis, for lunch from "Victor"

Excellent food .. but a little 'dear in our opinion. A long table and a great meal of fish. Time passes happily, between a plate and another. After coffee, the weather seems to change. We go together at the watch tower of 1536, built against the attacks of pirates who once roamed the coast. Here we make the last photo, a pleasant day of fun and good food. We welcome the boys back to Catania, while all we head Castelvetrano. Here the group of Marsala and let us take the highway, we returned sadly home. The next
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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Okay..... Now I've got to go here too..... Looks like a beautiful place and good folks...

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Old 06-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Spero di poter venire quest'estate in Sicilia, terra meravigliosa !
I hope to come this summer in Sicily, wonderful!
See those delights brings a great appetite and increases the desire to run down there !

Grazie per l'itinerario
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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Fantastic Sicily...

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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