TRAINING...


     The advices that follow describe a program of medium training, studied in order to obtain a suitable preparation and to undertake a bike travel excursion for at least one thousand kilometers.
     In synthesis, these tables are not other that the report of our Sunday's going out and that... every year, we use in order to face our new summer tour.
     In function of the morphology of the territory the training are divided in two types of difficulty: level ground and mountainous ground.
     You can prepare your excursion following our annual training program like propaedeutics and, for those who live in other Europeans countries it, will be sufficient to invent analogous distances yourself, but respecting the frequency of the going out, the distances to cover and altimetries to exceed.  

     Some advices in order to learn to know yourself:
     - during your preparation privilege the escapes under the rain and/or in adverse climatic conditions too, (if your holidays previews some days, perhaps in the north Europe, you will improbably find the sun and so it's, better to leave with clear ideas);
     - one or two months before the departure, try to simulate some days escapes, that covers the same distance you are going to do during your summer excursion! (this exercise will help you to know the times of recovery for your body and to live together with extended stress period this one, can reserve you unforeseeable surprises that can seriously compromise the success of your holiday);
     - you never have to overvalue yourself, but remember that with a good training it's possible to do unbelievable things.  

     Concluding:
     remember that being in a very good form does not mean only cycling, but it's also an evening running, a little bit of exercise on bench (distributing weights on the legs) and a lot of stretching.  
 

LEVEL GROUND

N. DATE JOURNEY KM HEIGHT
01 08-09-2002  COSSATO-SANTHIA'-BIELLA-COSSATO 82.00 < 500 mt
02 15-09-2002  COSSATO-BIELLA-BORGOFRANCO D'IVREA-IVREA-VIVERONE-BIELLA-COSSATO 96.00 < 600 mt
03 29-09-2002  COSSATO-BIELLA-ROSAZZA-BIELLA-COSSATO 63.00 < 900 mt
04 06-10-2002  COSSATO-ROVASENDA-FARA NOVARESE-MOMO-MALPENSA-MOMO-FARA NOVARESE-COSSATO 130.00 < 300 mt
05 13-10-2002  COSSATO-GATTINARA-BORGOSESIA-VARALLO-BORGOSESIA-GATTINARA-COSSATO 113.00 < 700 mt
06 27-10-2002  COSSATO-GATTINARA-ROMAGNANO SESIA-FARA NOVARESE-ROVASENDA-COSSATO 71.00 < 300 mt
07 03-11-2002  COSSATO-BIELLA-CHIAVERANO-IVREA-VIVERONE-ALICE CASTELLO-SANTHIA'-COSSATO 111.00 < 500 mt
08 10-11-2002  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-VERCELLI-CASALE MONF.TO-PEZZANA-VERCELLI-BURONZO-COSSATO 145.00 < 300 mt
09 17-11-2002  COSSATO-TRIVERO-COGGIOLA-BORGOSESIA-ROMAGNANO SESIA-CASTELLETTO CERVO-COSSATO 76.00 < 800 mt
10 16-03-2003  COSSATO-GATTINARA-BORGOMANERO-FARA NOVARESE-NOVARA-VERCELLI-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 131.00 < 400 mt
11 23-03-2003  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-COLLOBIANO-VERCELLI-COLLOBIANO-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 91.00 < 300 mt
12 30-03-2003  COSSATO-BIELLA-GRAGLIA-DONATO-ANDRATE-NOMAGLIO-CAMBURZANO-BIELLA-COSSATO 76.00 < 1000 mt
13 06-04-2003  COSSATO-GATTINARA-BORGOMANERO-ARONA-ORTA-BORGOMANERO-GATTINARA-COSSATO 121.00 < 500 mt
14 13-04-2003  COSSATO-BIELLA-BORGOFRANCO-PONT ST. MARTIN-BORGOFRANCO D'IVREA-BIELLA-COSSATO 102.00 < 600 mt
15 27-04-2003  COSSATO-BIELLA-ANDORNO-CAMPIGLIA CERVO-BIELMONTE-TRIVERO-COSSATO 68.00 < 1600 mt
16 04-05-2003  COSSATO-BIELLA-MASSAZZA-CARISIO (QUATTRO STRADE)-MASSAZZA-CAVAGLIA'-BIELLA-COSSATO 86.00 < 500 mt
17 11-05-2003  COSSATO-SANTHIA'-CIGLIANO-CALUSO-IVREA-VIVERONE-SANDIGLIANO-CANDELO-COSSATO 143.00 < 400 mt
18 25-05-2003  COSSATO-GATTINARA-ROVASENDA-ARBORIO-OLDENICO-VERCELLI-MASSAZZA-BIELLA-COSSATO 120.00 < 500 mt
19 01-06-2003  COSSATO-BURONZO-ARBORIO-GHISLARENGO-FARA NOV.-GHEMME-GATTINARA-LENTA-ARBORIO-ROVASENDA-COSSATO 100.00 < 300 mt
20 15-06-2003  COSSATO-GATTINARA-BORGOMANERO-GATTICO-VERUNO-SUNO-FARA NOV.-ROMAGNANO SESIA-GATTINARA-COSSATO 105.00 < 400 mt
21 22-06-2003  COSSATO-ROVASENDA-CARPIGNANO S.-LANDIONA-BIANDRATE-CASALVOLONE-VERCELLI-COLLOBIANO-MASSAZZA-BIELLA-COSSATO 110.00 < 500 mt
22 06-07-2003  LONATE POZZOLO-TURBIGO-VIA NAVIGLIO GRANDE FINO A CORSICO E RITORNO-TURBIGO-LONATE POZZOLO 108.00 < 300 mt
23 13-07-2003  COSSATO-VEGLIO-ANDORNO-BIELLA-CAMBURZANO-GAGLIANICO-CANDELO-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 77.00 < 700 mt
24 20-07-2003  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-SANTHIA'-ALICE CASTELLO-VIVERONE-CAVAGLIA'-BIELLA-COSSATO 86.00 < 500 mt
TOTAL KILOMETERS   2411.00

MOUNTAINOUS GROUND

N. DATE JOURNEY KM HEIGHT
01 14-09-2003  COSSATO-CASTELETTO CERVO-BURONZO-CARISIO (QUATTRO STRADE)-COLLOBIANO-VERCELLI-FORMIGLIANA-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 90.00 < 300 mt
02 21-09-2003  COSSATO-QUAREGNA-BIOGLIO-BIELLA-GAGLIANICO-SALUSSOLA-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO-LESSONA-VALLEMOSSO-COSSATO 90.00 < 700 mt
03 28-09-2003  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-MASSAZZA-CAVAGLIA'-CIGLIANO-CHIVASSO-SALUGGIA-CIGLIANO-CAVAGLIA-MASSAZZA-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 140.00 < 300 mt
04 12-10-2003  COSSATO-BIELLA-SANDIGLIANO-SALUSSOLA-CAVAGLIA'-LAGO DI VIVERONE-CAVAGLIA'-SALUSSOLA-MASSAZZA-MOTTALCIATA-COSSATO 73.00 < 500 mt
05 19-10-2003  COSSATO-TRIVERO-PRAY-PRATO SESIA-ROMAGNANO-SIZZANO-BRIONA-MANDELLO V.-CARPIGNANO-GATTINARA-MASSERANO-COSSATO 112.00 < 800 mt
06 26-10-2003  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-SANTHIA'-LIVORNO FERRARIS-CRESCENTINO-SALUGGIA-CIGLIANO-CAVAGLIA'-CERRIONE-BIELLA-COSSATO 128.00 < 500 mt
07 09-11-2003  BORGOMANERO-SESTO CALENDE-TRAVEDONA-VARESE-GAVIRATE-BIANDRONNO-VARANO BORGHI-VERGIATE-GATTICO-BORGOMANERO 104.00 < 400 mt
08 16-11-2003  COSSATO-GATTINARA-BORGOMANERO-PARUZZARO-ARONA-LESA-ARONA-PARUZZARO-BORGOMANERO-GATTINARA-COSSATO 130.00 < 400 mt
09 23-11-2003  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-MASSAZZA-CAVAGLIA'-VIVERONE-BOLLENGO-TORRAZZO-ZUBIENA-CERRIONE-SANDIGLIANO-BIELLA-COSSATO 99.00 < 700 mt
10 14-03-2004  VERCELLI-TRINO-PONTE STURA-MONCALVO-CALLIANO-ASTI-MERIDIANA-COCCONATO-BRUSASCO-CRESCENTINO-VERCELLI 145.00 < 500 mt
11 21-03-2004  VERCELLI-CARESANA-VALLE LOM.NA-VALENZA-SAN SALVATORE MON.TO-TERUGGIA-CASALE MON.TO-PERTENGO-ASIGLIANO-VERCELLI 140.00 < 400 mt
12 28-03-2004  COSSATO-BIELLA-OROPA-BIELLA-PONDERANO-CERRIONE-SALUSSOLA-SANTHIA'-BURONZO-CARISIO-CASTELLETTO CERVO-COSSATO 99.00 < 1200 mt
13 11-04-2004  COSSATO-ROVASENDA-FARA NOVARESE-NOVARA-TRECATE-ROBECCO SUL N.-ABBIATEGRASSO-MORIMONDO-MOTTA VISCONTI-PAVIA 119.00 < 300 mt
14 12-04-2004  PAVIA-S. MARTINO SIC.-GROPELLO C.-VIGEVANO-GRAVELLONA L.-TERDOBBIATE-NOVARA-BRIONA-ROMAGNANO S.-GATTINARA-COSSATO 119.00 < 300 mt
15 25-04-2004  COSSATO-VALLE SAN NICOLAO-TERNENGO-CHIAVAZZA-BIELLA-GRAGLIA-LA BOSSOLA-GRAGLIA-DONATO-CAMBURZANO-BIELLA-COSSATO 91.00 < 1000 mt
16 16-05-2004  COSSATO-MOTTALCIATA-MASSAZZA-CAVAGLIA'-VIVERONE-IVREA-BORGOFRANCO D'IVREA-MONGRANDO-BIELLA-COSSATO 102.00 < 600 mt
17 29-05-2004  COSSATO-GATTINARA-ROMAGNANO SESIA-BORGOMANERO-GOZZANO-ARMENO-MOTTARONE-STRESA-VERBANIA-CANNOBIO 125.00 < 1500 mt
18 30-05-2004  CANNOBIO-ASCONA-LOCARNO-LUINO-ANGERA-SESTO CALENDE-ARONA-BORGOMANERO-ROMAGNANO SESIA-GATTINARA-COSSATO 160.00 < 400 mt
19 06-06-2004  BORGOMANERO-GOZZANO-OMEGNA-VOGOGNA-MACUGNAGA-VOGOGNA-OMEGNA-GOZZANO-BORGOMANERO 115.00 < 1400 mt
20 19-06-2004  COSSATO-BIELLA-MONGRANDO-BORGOFRANCO D'IVREA-CAREMA-PONT ST. MARTIN-BARD-VERRES-ST.VINCENT-CHATILLON-NUS-AOSTA 102.00 < 600 mt
21 20-06-2004  AOSTA-NUS-CHATILLON-ST. VINCENT-VERRES-BARD-PONT ST.MARTIN-CAREMA-BORGOFRANCO D'IVREA-MONGRANDO-BIELLA-COSSATO 102.00 < 600 mt
22 04-07-2004  COSSATO-VALLEMOSSO-VEGLIO-CALLABIANA-ANDORNO MICCA-PIEDICAVALLO-BIELLA-MASSAZZA-BURONZO-CASTELLETTO C.-COSSATO 105.00 < 1100 mt
23 11-07-2004  COSSATO-GATTINARA-SERRAVALLE SESIA-BORGOSESIA-VARALLO-BORGOSESIA-SERRAVALLE SESIA-GATTINARA-COSSATO 112.00 < 700 mt
24 18-07-2004  COSSATO-BIELLA-QUITTENGO-BIELMONTE-QUITTENGO-BIELLA-GAGLIANICO-BENNA-COSSATO 99.00 < 1600 mt
TOTAL KILOMETERS   2701.00
 
 
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