I picked up my repaired rear wheel at the shop, and was back together with the whole new set up, which really felt great. My shoes are starting to squeak though, but I tried moving the cleats to a different setting, which seemed to solve the problem. My favorite parts of the ride are the descent from San Donato in Collina down to Incisa, the really beautiful climb from Figline up to Dudda, then up to La Panca, then the descent from La Panca down to Strada is simply special. It is one of those grades where you are on the edge of needing to use your brakes, but it is not really necessary. It depends on how you feel going into and through the many, many curves on the descent. Super fun ride for me. I may use it for clients coming next week. Ciao.
San Donato, Figline, Dudda, Strada by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
I am into taking photos while riding now, and I at least,
think I am getting better at it. This is on the way up to San Donato.
I liked the line of cypress trees on the short climb to Palazzuolo.
As I was riding up the climb to Dudda, it seemed the lines of the
vineyards were in sync with the cypress trees on the ridge.
Beautiful gate framed by trees on the way up to Dudda.
The view back across the valley from La Panca.