Before picking up Viola, I decided to get out, and did a pretty standard close ride. Up Via Bolognese to Pian de San Bartolo, then over through Cercina to the Church above the town. From there, descent option number 4 and home. It is really a great ride. The climb up Via Bolognese is relatively gentle, as the steep portion starts just after the turn off. The road descending / climbing through Cercina to the Church above the town is simply wonderful, twisty, tiny, great views, pretty perfect. At the church there are two options for descent, I took the right option, then took the second left option from that road. One of my favorite descents. All in all a sweet ride. 13.4 miles in 1:05 for an average of 12.5 mph with 1300 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 79.
Standard quick ride - Pian de San Bartolo, Cercina, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
I am loving all the new pavement just completed for the
upcoming world championships. This is on Via Bolognese
just above our apartment.
The view to the East from just before Cercina.
A view toward Florence from just past Cercina.