From Ginestra, I took the road over to Bacciano, then climbed to Montagnana, then descended to Cerbia, then climbed to Chiesa Nuova. Great climbs and descents all. I am still hitting personal bests on around 1/2 to 2/3 of my climbs, and am finding joy in riding fast (for me) up hills. From Chiesa Nuova, over on the ridge, then descending the switchbacks down to Galluzzo. I almost stayed with a mercedes sports car on the descent! At Galluzzo, I rode over to the cut off to Poggio Imperiale, then made that climb, then descended to the Viale Michangelo. Descended on the Viale - I used to call this the "victory lap", as it is a beautiful tree lined street, curvy and fun. From there, home the normal way on the Viales.
Good fun ride. Tomorrow should beat me up a little, but as I am planning on the Firenze / Modena raduno on June 2, I need to step up the distance and climbing. Firenze / Modena is 185 k with 10,500 vertical feet of climbing. Today's summary is: 40.9 miles in 2:44 for an average speed of 14.9 mph with 2250 vertical feet of climbing at an average temperature of 66.
Riding away from weather - plan b or c - still fun! by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Two views to the south from Montagnana. Yes, I was either
chasing good weather or running from rain showers.