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Italy - Tuscany and Abruzzo - Bike (eat) and Hike ;-)

ITALY - Tuscany and Abruzzo - Bike, hike and Eat (in reverse order eh eh)


on the ridge of mt. Aquila

Toward campi di tivo

some GPS tracks and maps below (click on them)

Montecatino and Eremo San Vincenzo - Bike&Hike
19 km and 700m up

Lago Dell`Orso and Cascata della Cavata - Bike&Hike
15 km and approx. 500m up

Lago di Campotosto - Bike
40 km and approx 300m up 

Campo Imperatore - Monte Aquila - Ref. Duca Abruzzi - Hike
7km and 400m up

Orfento Gorges - Hike
19 km and approx 1000m up

St.Eufemia Maiella - Rocca Caramanico - Caramanico Terme - Bike
40 km and approx 900m up

some pictures below:

toward Lake Campotosto and with corno grande on the background grande and Piccolo

south wall of corno piccolo

Campo imperatore

Feniglia nat. reserve - Argentario


Buca delle Fate - Tuscany

Castel del Monte - Abruzzo

Toward the Maiella Nat. Park

Lost toward Maiella ;-)

a friend in the Orfento Valley

Rufus alias Whisky - casual dog, unsuccessful  lizards hunter, biscuits lover.....

Zygenas in intimacy....

the coast of Argentario promontory

Buca delle fate


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Training - Self made trainingboard

Self made Wood carved Training Board

It is a bit that i am thinking about a feasible way to make a wood training board without spending too much. 
Well, this is the idea i came up with:
4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
It is basically an assembly of woodboards which are easy to work with, without specific material. the boards are first carved and then glued together.
Below some pictures of the process.

Before to glue the panels need to be treated with a sort of protective agent to look alike the metolius woodboard... i choose the Swedish oil to paint the boards…

Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)