The rain isn't letting up. Each day we plan for travel, it pours. At least the trains will keep us safe.
We arrive in Bologna and meet our host Victor. Victor is a professional. He can cycle 200 km a day, and he's done it all over the world. Europe, America, Africa. We share stories and love how much we could learn from him. Maybe we should have brought tents! I've been saying, by the end of this tour, we'll just know how we want to make the next one!
Victor designs lightweight steel bike frames using the same alloys that NASA uses on their rockets. He brings us down to his basement where his beauties live, and shows me some true space technology, an entire steel frame that weighs less than 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Another bike: for travelers, remove two bolts, and the entire frame collapses onto itself, for you to bring onto any bus or train. Check these out guys: Almincicli.com
Jupiter doesn't rise above the buildings until about 11 pm, but tomorrow we make plans to set up our telescope in Piazza Maggiore.