June 11, 2002 - Forcella Lavardet, Italy.
Forcella Lavardet (1542 m asl) lies on route 465 between the towns of Santo Stefano di Cadore and Comeglians. Just prior to approaching Forcella Lavardet from the east, you are left with no choice but to turn south taking you over Sella di Razzo and Valico di Cima Ciampigotto, unless you plan to drive down a narrow poorly maintained gravel road that is washed out in sections which is where the above photo was taken. I drove down as far as the washed out bridge that crosses the river. There, three German riders on serious enduros were a bit surprised to see a street bike coming up behind them. They pushed their bikes under power across the river which is where I drew the line and quit. The bridge pictured above was a few hundred meters up from the end of the road where I turned around.