July 16th, Arrived at Hotel Poiano Lake Garda, Italy.
Introduce to Riccardo a Tennis Pro at the resort who would be my guide and help with direction any needs and translating.
We organized a run together along Lake Garda. 7pm ran 11:3 miles in 1 hr 18 mins a good pace and felt strong, we walked 10 mins as it seemed to be like midday Kona weather. The heat was intense more intense than expected.
PM: Back at the Hotel I swam 3 kms in the pool.
July 17th: Swim early morning 3 kms, then a 8 mile run. Organize my bike for minor repairs and a few parts etc hand pump. That evening went to dinner with Riccardo along the Lake which is a very popular tourist attraction a huge lake with many restaurants, Garda Disneyland Fun Park and habours filled with boats in the middle of the Italy mountains. The restaurant was an old Castle without walls surrounded by modern pools. People everywhere and what better to have than Tuna Tartare, Fresh pasta/seafood second course, and BBQ Sea Bass main course. Water ( Aqua no gas) meaning no bubbles.
July 18th, Up early for a swim (3 kms) in the pool which was closed, but arranged during my stay the next 12 days for myself to swim before opening or late evening. This was heaven in a 50 meter pool outdoors crystal clear water which is checked 4 times daily by pool maintenance. Breakfast at the restaurant which I'm greeted with a smile by wonderful Hotel Poiano Staff. Then off on a ride around the Lake and over these mountains of Italy near Verona.
Started from the resort through Castermano, Castion Veronese, S.Zeno di Montagna, Villanova, Prada, Brenzone, Down the switch backs of Porto di Brenzone back along the LAKE to Riva del Garda.
Return along the Lake Garda with heavy traffic for a Sunday. Total 85 miles with the first 25 all hills.