THE SMOKING JACKET – Biking in the Dolomites: A Faceplant into the Italian Alps, by Harmon Leon

With only a frenzied one month of training I set my sights on the crown jewel of mountain riding with the highly acclaimed Dolomite Mountains bike tours. Lead by my friend, mentor, and esteemed bike guide, Andreas. Not only did he steer towards successfully peddling the Italian mountain, but he also played the role of excellent wingman when we came across 6 Austrian nurses at a secluded lodge high above the alps.