I rode up the back way to San Domenico, then up to the Maiano turn-off, where I descended through Maiano to the San Martino church, and then did the climb through Vincigliata to the road over to the Fiesole / Olmo road. My initial plan was to go up to road, and descend on the Monteloro ride, but a little ways into the road, Emily called, and we decided to have lunch in the centro. We determined a meeting place by Santa Croce, and I went down through Fiesole, into the centro. I got stuck behind a truck, and was not into passing it, as most of the time his pace was fine for me, but I did loose a few minutes to the follow.
Emily and I had a nice lunch and both had Pizzas at a place on the piazza Santa Croce. We have been here for 1 year now, not including the two months we spent in Colorado in February / March getting everything ready for us to be here more permanently. It seems to be going well so far, so we are planning on hanging in there for a while. Check the link for more details, but the ride was 15.3 miles with 1690 vertical feet climbed in 1:19 rolling time. Ciao.
Maiano, Vincigliata, Fiesole by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Kate holding Vittorio's hand as he circumnavigates a fountain.
Vittorio has learned to say cheese for pictures.
He is kind of fearless these days, but I was doing what I could to provide a safety net.
The climb through and above Vincigliata is one of my favorite roads.
The junction with the bigger road is just ahead. What a beautiful day.