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Old 05-09-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Location: Cerveteri (Rome)
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Around off-road between Lazio and Abruzzo

Following a report of organized tour on Saturday 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 by the friends of Enduroclassic: Nicola, Giuseppe Pierpaolo and that led me to run around with my Pegasus from the gates of Rome North
https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=42...p=0&sz=20&z=19
To here:
https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=42...1,0&sz=19&z=19
http://www.casalecalabrese.it/
and return in two days in which I finally read the speedo of Pegasus about 430 kilometers more of fun.
Between the two places mentioned, one at the level of the Tiber, the other to 1200 meters above sea level, there are "only" 58.3 km as the crow flies, if you decide to do all the way to the exclusion of the asphalt search for ways off-road, are almost three times as many kilometers 
The dirt path that we have on board two Yamaha XT 600, a Cagiva T4 350 and a Pegaso 650 GA crossed the hills of Sabina, whose mountains of Salto Cicolano
http://www.saltocicolano.it/
up to slightly exceed the boundaries with the Abbruzzo
The places and the panoramic views that can be seen from locations difficult to reach at times leave you breathless as in this case:







Or in this

Or as the clear waters of this "Water Parks" of enduro (as children did you go through the puddles to walk or cycle? To me it is !!!) here we are under Nerola
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ic4UXVVwsc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYEu9KeT6CQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQXt68WmPG8
Or as the dirt road that climbs up the mountain Navegna
http://www.navegnacervia.it








And when you least expect it ...... .a problem
Part of an ancient tree chestnut blocks almost completely the dirt road toward the lake of Salto





But we do not lose heart and mindful of descents and rocks to face again if we ever went back uphill in behind us we do in the fourth (and in four of us) to open a gap on the right, where one by one we will spend all sweaty after a considerable (see final video in the link)

Along the way

Photo on the shores of Lake Turano in Castel di Tora for a hot sandwich "sausage and chicory" the off_road puts hungry !!



Where, together with us, had lunch a few teams participating in the championship of Italian enduro "Major", which took place Sunday, April 19 just to Castel di Tora
http://xoffroad.dueruote.it/rt_endur...?codice=430537

More photos of the route at almost 1400 meters (below the mountain in the background Fratta 1600 meters) near the Casale Calabrese our point of arrival



Along the route was not always possible to continue this in fact was one of those trips "scouting" in search of a suitable place to reorganize "Pansalsicciata 2015"
Here the version of 2014
http://www.enduroclassic.it/index.ph...iew&gallery=52
You do not pass ... ..


You go back ....



Near the ruins of the old earthquake Stazzano starts getting hot ....



In a pothole with a little 'too much violence I gave a nice "bottom out" but all ok



Last small ford before arrival at Casale Calabrese, the end of the 700, which we will host for dinner and overnight stay and breakfast:





My Pegasus is the bike youngest of the group, turns 20 next July


Up to Easter to Casale it was no snow this year and have been isolated several days Avio and the owner called the winter just past a winter of those "real"



The two hosts Gabriella and Avio welcomed us with open arms in a family atmosphere and we were delighted with a dinner of appetizers, main courses and side dishes with local specialties like this:
http://abruzzo.cucinaregionale.net/r...a-cottora.html
The next morning at breakfast before departure

Sunday morning at 8 marked -1 outside
Video from inside with wood stove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uScsgxhhwI

Finally the video of Pierpaolo summarizing some parts of the route, a couple of falls, fortunately without consequences with fords and the overcoming of the fallen tree that broke off the road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut8XqA_rEKM

And if you had the wish to get to Casale Calabrese to sample great food Abruzzese or even stay there for one or more nights you can also get there via Highway Pact want to do the last 300 meters of dirt road;-)
https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=Us...p=0&sz=13&z=13

We will be back soon because the exploration is not over
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