On our September low-cost self-supported Italian trip, it was predicted to rain and perhaps snow up at Passo Stelvio by noon that day. We all started bright and early and nearly everyone made it to the top before the rain. As we were waiting it out, warm inside a cafe with an expresso, a premier tour group ($5K for one week) was stumbling in, everyone wetter than drowned rats.
“Where was the sag wagon?”
“Where is my bag of clothes?”
“Can you go back to curve # 21, Dave was not responsive”
“Where is my hot chocolate?”
Well, they did get their pre-ordered drink and food when they arrived. Afterward nearly everyone filed into the sagwagon and skipped the beautiful downhill!
Same day, same Passo Stelvio, very different results — Without a sag, we had to plan our timing to perfection, everyday. Furthermore by not relying on a sag, we had our rain jacket, warm gloves, and wool hat right there.
Spend less and experience more!
Tony Le, ACTC President
Amy celebrating at Passo Stelvio
Bailing, poor planning!