Sorry, no pictures today from either ride. The March 6 (Wednesday) ride is a mistake to be on here. I rode to a villa above Bagno a Ripoli to do a couple of hours of handyman work, then returned. I had the garmin on, so it kept track (after I turned on the timer) of the ride there and back. I thought by turning it off in between rides, it would keep separate track of today's ride, but I should had heeded the read-out suggesting I hold the reset button in for a certain amount of time. Next time.
Today, after a couple of days of rain, not hard, but pretty steady, I decided I would ride regardless. I have some pretty good clothing for riding in the rain, and put it all on. I climbed up Via Bolognese, to Pratolino, where I turned off to go up toward Bivigliano. I cut to the east there, and joined the road down to Fiesole. The climb was actually pretty good in the steady precipitation, but descending you get pretty wet, and I keep it relatively slow as not to do any sliding on the super curvy roads. I certainly did not see anyone else out riding, and got a number of looks that I translate to say, what are you thinking. Well, I thought that a few times on the descent. I had thought I might add another hill and descent, but by the time I was at the decision point, I was not thinking of anything but my return.
I am still happy to have ridden, although peeling off the outer layers and trying not to make a mess in the newly cleaned (by Emily) apartment was a challenge. I have a towel under where I store the bike, and wiped it down pretty good outside the apartment. There is a raduno, which is a group ride with all the area teams invited, this Sunday, which I am planning on riding in. If it is raining this hard, however, I don't know what I will do. We will see on Sunday. The forecast is for more of the same, so I will just have to get better at riding in the rain or go for some walks.
The link is below, but the summary is 29 miles in 2:21 rolling time for an average of 12.3 mph with 2750 vertical feet gained at an average temperature of 53. Ciao!
Riding in the rain! March 6 and 8 rides by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details