After that, I decided on a ride. I was planning on taking the day off, as a second day of recovery after chasing Roger for 4 days, but the weather was good today, and is predicted to be bad tomorrow. So, I took off through Piazza della Cure, then up back road #2 to San Domenico, up toward Fiesole, turning off to descend to Chiesa San Martino, then up the Vincigliata climb. At the top of the climb, I turned right and descended to Compiobbi, then out the main road a kilometer or two to the turn to climb through Monteloro at Le Falle. A great climb as always. At the top, I descended to the main road, then turned left and descended to Fiesole, turning right and descending steeply to Pian de Mugnone. Here, I turned left and followed Via Faentina back to Piazza della Cure, then home. Fun ride. The summary is: 27.5 miles in 2:12 rolling time for an average speed of 12.5 mph with 2995 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 81.
3 climbs, 3 descents - solo - fun! by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The start of the Monteloro climb.
A couple of shots of the Irises pretty close
to the start of the Monteloro climb.