1. Notturna sul Mare / Imola - Ravenna


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    I love biking in the night and in the last three years me and other cycletravellers organize the so far famous CicloNotturna in winter!!! This year is the right time to do a Notturna in summer (no more jackets and scarfs, only a t-shirt and a costume) thanks to the Imola's and Emilia's guys of IlCicloviaggiatore. Two recces of the parcours in the first days of July by the organizers and then the great night, from Piazza Matteoti in Imola to the beach of Marina Romea (near Ravenna) the canals and the rivers lead us to the Adriatic sea. Fourty people, fourty small white lights into the warm night, under a sea of stars and with Jupiter (I'm not joking) in front of us, an amazing experience!!!

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    • Val Viola


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      A weekend into the Viola Valley, a very simple but amazing path that lead us to Rifugio Viola at 2314 m, an ex WWI fort used to control the border. We spent the night there and in the morning we reached Passo Viola (2420 m) where the landscape on the Bernina is incredible. From there we came back to the Rifugio along the path of the smugglers, who used to pass the Swiss border at the pass to start a very long and tough journey till home, the stories about them are really amazing!!! It was almost six or seven years from the last time I went trekking, this is my come back in walking into the mountains where the nature gives its best!!! Music: Towers - Bon Iver

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      • Lunar Eclipse


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        A tripod, a place with no lights and a lunar eclipse!!! On 15 June 2011 the earth is perfectly between the sun and the moon, it's the perfect occasion to shot some photos to this fantastic phenomena!!! With a friend we placed our tripod and our camera, in my case the Panasonic Fz38, but unfortunately the clouds and the sunset light didn't allowed us to see the entire eclipse. We changed location and when the moon came out of the clouds the peak of the eclipse was just passed, but with the dark of the night we were able to see the final part of the lunar eclipse!!! Since we are not expert photographers we follow a guide on how to shot pictures of the moon, after some attempts the result is acceptable!!! We play around with the different settings and also some video I speed up in post-production. The pictures in the video are all post-producted in photoshop (exposure, brightness and contrast and in some case other effects such photo filter and color adjustment), the videos, instead, are speed up. It's not a professional video, but for being an amateur I'm satisfied of the result!!! Surely I made some experience for the next eclipse... Guide: http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html Music: Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été - Le Fabuleaux Destin d'Amélie Poulin

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        • Colle delle Finestre - Giro d'Italia 2011


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          28/05/2011 - The high slopes of Colle delle Finestre (2178 meter) and the charm of the Giro for a great day by bike!!! An incredible number of bikes on the road, 18,7 km of climbing (8 of them on grevel road) at an average slope of 8%!!! It's only the second time in its history that the Giro deals with Colle delle Finestre, the first one was in 2005, but it can already be considered as a classic, maybe for the ancient atmosphere that it evokes!!! Sun, mountain, sweat, fatigue, grevel, the Giro, a fantastic photo of Contador, 33 hairpin bends for a perfect day by bike, we can't ask more!!! This is the result of some shot I made during our ride, hope you enjoy!!! More info and photo album: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?escursioni=colle-delle-finestre-giro-ditalia-2011 Music: All Your Reasons - Matchbox 20

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          • Val di Merse / Pasqua 2011


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            In bicicletta per le strade della Val di Merse a sud di Siena!!! Le vacanze di Pasqua a pedali di Inzago in Bici, strade bianche, salite e posti fantastici!!!

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            • L'Eroica Bike Tour 2011 - Trailer


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              A trailer for the forthcoming video of L'Eroica Bike Tour 2011!!! Last year we bike around Isola d'Elba, this year, during the Easter holidays, we start from Siena to bike on the gravel roads of L'Eroica, passing across some of the most beautiful landscapes that Tuscany can offer!!! A three-days trip, five people, five tents, an incredible numbers of climbs, one night into the wild and a fantastic group!!! More info: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?viaggi=eroica-2011 Photo album: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?viaggi=eroica-2011-album Music: John Murphy - End Credits / 28 Days Later

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              • CicloNotturna 2011 / Lecco - Milano


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                The second edition of the CicloNotturna!!! 35 cycletravellers takes their bikes to Lecco to start this adventure along the river Adda and then the Naviglio Martesana to reach Castello Sforzesco in Milan early in the morning!!! 80 km (35 km on dirt roads), 14 km/h of average speed, almost 6 hours on the bicycle, 3°C the average temperature, one hour under the sleet and two under a soft rain, three stops to eat and drink (tea and coffe but principally wine and grappa), people from the provinces of Milan, Bergamo, Brescia and someone also from Imola and Rome!!! Someone can say that we are crazy, probably yes, but it was a great ride, an occasion to make new friends and a fantastic night!!! More info and photos: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?escursioni=ciclonotturna-delladda Music: Revolution - John Butler Trio (2010)

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                • Corsica 2010 - Live Map


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                  After almost one year I find the will and the right tutorial to do an Indiana Jones map for my trip!!! This is the result, it's not perfect because the velocity of the line appearing change a little bit but it's not so bad!!!

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                  • A Year Biking / 2010


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                    Summer is almost finished but I would like to leave for another incredible bike trip, don't know the destination, just leave!!! But it's not possible now, so looking back to this year's adventure by bike on my site I put them together in this video!!! I hope you will enjoy it!!! Music: Number Three - Ben Harper

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                    • Corsica 2010 - On Board


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                      An incredible on board camera of my bike trip in Corse!!! I start from Bastia and bike on the finger of Cap Corse, then down to Saint Florent and to Corte, up on the Col de Sorba (1311m) and in the narrow roads of Strette di l'Inzecca!!! The most beautiful stage was reaching the 1218m of Col de Bavella from Porto Vecchio and return back by another road and the Col de Bacino!!! A fantastic 7-days trip that I will remember for years!!! More info: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?p=895 Photos: http://www.giopirotta.it/wp/?p=889

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