From Tavernuzze, I rode toward Ferrone, turning off at the road to San Andrea, then climbing to Spedelatto. I may have mentioned this in the past, but San Andrea is where Machiavelli was exiled to when expelled from Florence. Playing with my new cycling computer, some of the pitches were steeper than I thought, hitting around 12%. From there, I rode to Chiesa Nuova, but decided on an additional loop through La Romola, which added about a half hour to the ride. I may need some of these additions for my group next week, so I was checking on the timing. I rode back into town via Scandicci, taking the super small, exciting, fun descent on a road at the summit of the main road back to Firenze. From Scandicci, I returned into town the same way as yesterday, making a detour at the shop to see if I could sign up to do some guiding for them until I get more business coming my way. I am set to go with a group tomorrow to see what they do, then should be set up to take groups out on my own. Easy. Hopefully this can work out, as I am much happier when busy and it would be great to earn some more money. The ride details can be viewed with the following link:
Pozzolatico, explore, San Andrea, Chiesa Nuova, return by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The new road (for me) above Pozzolatico.
Beautiful, small vineyard on the road to San Andrea.