Giro d’Italia: Como edition

Thought of the day:

To drive alongside the mountains of Italy is an exercise of Zen abilities.

As you will have your passenger squeak because their face is two feet away from a wall of stone or a fairly significant vertical drop, the local Italians tailgating you so close you won’t see the bonnet of their cars and plenty of trucks/busses coming at you at full speed while you snake your way along the road that is about a car and a half wide with no pavement. The occasional cyclist or pedestrian on the road is a mere seasoning in this salad of emotions.