Greetings from Timmelsjoch, Jaufenpass, and Penserjoch

A fine day for riding in the Alps. Three passes and only one tank of gas.

A fine day for riding in the Alps. Three passes and only one tank of gas.

This picture doesn't do it justice. A perfect SudTirol view.

This picture doesn’t do it justice. A perfect SudTirol view.


Pass Number One today. Cold at the top and a little breezy.

Pass Number One today. Cold at the top and a little breezy.

Proof I was here. This sign is right below a very unusual building.

Proof I was here. This sign is right below a very unusual building.

I have no idea. It wasn't open.

I have no idea. It wasn’t open.

This sign is just over the top on the other side

This sign is just over the top on the other side

It was fun to ride in both directions

It was fun to ride in both directions


Pass Number Two. Very cold with gale-force wind.

Pass Number Two. Very cold with gale-force wind.

Little shop at the top where you could get a huge piece of cake for a reasonable price

Little shop at the top where you could get a huge piece of cake for a reasonable price

This is the side I came up

This is the side I came up

The road is pretty gentle until the switchbacks, then right up the side of the hill to the top

The road is pretty gentle until the switchbacks, then right up the side of the hill to the top


Pass Number Three. Warm and sunny.

Pass Number Three. Warm and sunny.

A nice rider with a D on his license plate snapped this for me

A nice rider with a D on his license plate snapped this for me

Twist and Shout all the way to the bottom

Twist and Shout all the way to the bottom

Lots of interesting hardware at the summits

Lots of interesting hardware at the summits

Right at the top. Only 45 more miles and I was back at home

Right at the top. Only 45 more miles and I was back at home