pinnacle of achievement for both man & machine -- my 58cm Colnago
MasterXLight (1999 model) as seen on my recent 60-mile ride in the
Balkans, along the Macedonian/Albanian border.
ride begins near Prespa Lake in Macedonia, at about 2550ft altitude,
and after a seven-mile climb, it reaches the pass over Galicica
mountain at about 4800ft. alt. Whew! A few minutes later, the road
begins a steep descent to Ohrid Lake at 1950ft alt. The route runs
along the lake, then climbs over another pass of 3600ft alt. before
returning to the start.
bike is equipped with Campy Athena components and the usual assortment
of other goodies. I always ride 25c tires, because the roads are
pretty bad in this part of the world.