I rode out of town on the Viales to the route to Bagno a Ripoli, then climbed the big hill through Osteria Nuova to San Donato in Collina. I had a small snack on top and shot a couple of pictures. Such a pretty day! I descended through Troghi, Cellai, Pallazzolo, and turned off for the bridge across the Arno around the outlet stores. I rode on the South East side of the Arno to San Ellero, then climbed through Donnini, which had the steepest pitch of the day, to Tosi, where I started my descent back down to Pelago, where there are a couple of small climbs before you descend and hook up to the main road and continue your descent into Pontesieve. From Pontesieve, I follow the river road back to town, cutting off to take the most direct route home.
The Garmin site is down for maintenance, so I am guessing on a summary: 73 kilometers in around 3:20 rolling time, with close to 900 vertical meters of climbing, a super nice day so my estimate is the average temperature was around 53. Ciao.
A pretty view through the olive trees on the way to San Donato.
Looking at the hillside I will be climbing and riding across
from San Donato.
Looking across the valley from San Donato in Collina.
A villa on a hill on the climb from Donnini to Tosi. That looks like
a "Colorado" blue sky!