Mountains were the cornerstone of Stephano's life. Growing up in a family of skiers, he started competing at a young age. When an injury took skiing away from him he found solace in his offseason training activity, cycling. What he realized was a new way to experience the mountains that he loved. Cycling provided a challenge, isolation, and discovery just as skiing once had. Journal 3 - The Pale Mountains road from PEdAL ED is part of a series that can be found here.