Garda Lake is soooo muuuuuuucccccchhhhhh better than riding around here. I knew that but had never ridden with anyone who knew the area, well that changed when I did a few rides with some single speedy guys from Verona. Good for me, and I hope to take a couple of my friends up there to ride some pretty good, almost scary singletrack.
So where to next because it looks like we have one more year to look around Europe looking for good single track and eat good food. Well Brescia was chosen, because a super nice and funny fellow by the name of Marcello was doing a ride up there, and I invited myself right along.
The trails reminded a little like some of the trails around cities in NorCal and Seattle. I would say nothing special, but over here the trails are great for two reasons. One it is close to a city and two it had real life single track, and it had rocks and roots and I needed to concentrate, which was massively fun. I will go back and do it again. The boys at Stella cycles are great and Marcello led an awesome Sunday ride. Three more hours next time. Ed