Met adventures; Buonconvento - Met Helmets
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Back in April, MET staff members Dani and Lorenzo set off to ride from the MET HQ in Valtellina to race in Nova Eroica in Buonconvento. Dani takes care of Digital Communications and Lorenzo is one of our Product Designers.

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8 days
740km
lots of rain
1 train
endless brioche
hundreds of bananas
and many Pandas
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After numerous days on the bike time blurs into one and it becomes difficult to decipher dates and hours, it is then that the people and places bring definition to the mirage of adventure.

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ITALIAN BARS AND FRIENDLY FACES

On a hunt for warmth and shelter from the rain we found ourselves taking refuge in the small town of Berceto. We soaked up some Spritz and then headed for pizza. The walls of the pizzeria were plastered with unforgettable paintings, all of which were created by the friendly restaurant owner.

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Sunday was what we had been waiting for—Nova Eroica. We set off on the course which was 130km. The route was beautiful and the short but steep climbs were relentless yet the gravel made everything delightful. Tuscany is a real haven for riding. Lorenzo raced the masses to cross the line in 17th, this meant that he was through to the second race of 36km where he finished 12th and was 3rd in his category.

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The painful journey home of 6 trains and 1 bus over 12 hours didn’t bode well for the punctual arrival of holiday blues but we’re still thinking about the next adventure.

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Stay tuned for the next adventure.

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