Jobst Brandt's Tour of the Alps Collection
under the section for Europe of
the Trento Bike Pages.
Tour of the Alps '97
By Jobst Brandt
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tue, 16 Sep 1997 21:50:59 PDT
This is the great report of a tour in the Alps that Jobst
Brandt did in the summer of '97
The one-file version is big
(about 76k), although you may want to load it for printing. You may
want to browse the various sections instead:
- "3400km, 55337m, and 22 days on the road in rain, sun, and snow"
- "We set out toward Luzern and the central Alps in a cold rain,
riding south across the Reuss valley to Merenschwand, in canton
Aargau, with its slender church steeple and red tile roofed houses
with window boxes of geraniums."
- "I looked out the window at first light and thought I was wearing
red filters. After some more sleep and better daylight I checked
again and it was true, it had snowed more than 15cm during the night.
We got a good breakfast before heading up the hill on the freshly
- "only intermittent drops fell as my max speed record
also fell, recording a speed that newscasters would have you believe
occurs regularly in the TdF and on far gentler slopes. This is a 13%
descent, perfectly straight into Ciapela (1450m) and smooth enough to
reach terminal velocity. It was a gas."