Posted by: hlm227 | July 5, 2008

Togliere i Punti!

Today I rode from outside of Genova to Borgio Verezzi.

I had thought I would take it easy today, but I wound up going pretty far.

I passed through Savona


saw some cool rocks

and was happy to be riding

I decided to get my stitch out and went to the next town over from Borgio Verezzi. Once I found the right place to go (Pronto Soccorso), I didn’t have to wait long at all. I had asked an Italian man at the campground that morning how to say ‘remove the stitch,’ and he gave me the translation ‘togliere i punti.’

Santa Corona Hospital

No more Stitch!
The nurse said I could go in the water, or at least I think she did, I don’t speak Italian, so of course I rode to the nearest beach and went in. I had been upset that I couldn’t go in the water when my leg was bandaged so now I’m going every chance I get. (which can be all day every day if I want!)

first beach after stitch removed

distance 79.62

time 5 08 38

avg speed 15 47

avg cad 61

max speed 53.72


  1. You are looking very good, Heather. Glad you went to hospital togliere i punti. Please continue to watch for reddness. Ask Dy-lan about it.

  2. The rocks are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the photos.

  3. Do you think it’s healed? It seems like they should have put more than one stitch in it.

    Have you heard of a butterfly bandage? I’ve used them before and like them. Steri-Strips are also good.

    I Googled it for you and found a good site. You may want to add some of this stuff to your first aid kit if you don’t already have it.

    I think you should get that gear guard that Mom told me about. I looked online, but I don’t know if this is what you’d want (it’s in Euros though, so good for price comparison)

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