From Montagnana, I rode over on the ridge / climb through San Quirico (where I unsuccessfully looked for water again) then up to San Pancrazio, where I do find water. A good dousing, as it has really become hot, then filling up with nice, cold water, and fill up the bottle, taking a little break and having a small snack. From San Pancrazio, I do the very fast descent to the valley below, then the relatively nasty climb to San Casciano. I was thinking about finding the main road, as the climb is pretty mellow there, but it would have meant descending another 200 feet then re-climbing it. After San Casciano, I ride through Spedellato, then fill water and douse my head and take a break at Chiesa Nuova. From here it is down to Galluzzo, then over to the back road to Cascine del Ricco, then Cinque Vie, climbing from there the back way to Piazza Ferrucci. Home on the Viales. A little over 80 k in 3 hours 40 minutes, which is pretty good for me. All in all, another great ride.
The beautiful little road climbing through Marciano.
The super tiny road to Marliano from Vigliano. Thanks, Don and Kay.
Another shot of the beautiful tiny road to Marliano.