It is Sunday afternoon and we just had the most fantastic run up and back down the Stella run. Lovely Italian weather. Great fun.
You'll notice no pics of Fewtrees (Rob) because he shot off in front of us and we only saw him again on the way down. I followed him for a chunk of the downwards journey and it was a hoot, losing grip all over the place until we hit the tarmac and then some of the best twisties going.
The day started with us removing our wingmirrors (Fewtrees the pessimist insisted we would break them when we dropped our bikes, but none of us dropped ours).
There was Fewtrees, XRVJim, Piguglyshandydrinker (phil) and me - Whealie.
The pics tell the story really so here goes:The view up.
A waterfall on the way up
still a long way to go
Roman roads are always straight
The top was still a long way away
Pulled over for the Fireblade coming down
Phil coming up
And taking the corner comfortably
We were above the clouds
The only way was down
BMW has laid on some food and support (no sign of Honda)
Jim coming down
WE met up with some other XRVers. Red Marcus and Africa Jim, with some mates.
The view on the way down (before I concentrated on following Fewtrees' rear light)