From San Polo, a fun big ring pedaling descent to the turn off on the very back road to Grassina, which takes you back through Cappanuccia. It was still a little early, and the weather is not supposed to be as good tomorrow, so I added a climb from Grassina up through Vacciano to San Gersole. I had only ridden down this road once before, and it is a spectacular climb. In places the road is smaller than what would pass for a bike path in the US. From San Gersole, I descended to the junction to the Pozzolatico / Impruneta road, continuing down through Pozzolatico to Galluzzo. I climbed up Poggio Imperiale, and finished on the Viales riding by Piazza Michaelangelo. Great ride. 34 miles, 2700 vertical, around 2 hours 40 minutes of rolling time. Check out the link for more information. The pictures below are from previous rides in these areas, as I did not bring the camera, as when I ride with Paolo it is all I can do to stay with him.
Sensa Paolo - Antella, San Polo, Grassina, San Gersole, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
San Gersole, from the other direction, on a cloudy day in May.
Pretty similar weather to today's ride.
The road around Castello Ruggero, on a hot day in July.
Glad the heat is gone, the riding is much more pleasant with mild temperatures.