The road and climb through Luiano is always fun an beautiful. After hitting the Mercatale road, I turned left immediately to descend, then climb to Montefiridolfi. I changed some of the read outs on my Garmin, and watched the percent read out for the climb, which topped at 15%, which is close to what I thought, and pretty steep. I rode the ridge road over to Bibbione, then descended into another valley, turning right to ride up the valley, then climb to San Casciano. Again, I was trying not to push, but ended up pretty fast anyway. I must be getting stronger. From San Casciano, over through Chiesa Nuova, then down the fun switchbacks to Galluzzo. From Galluzzo, the back way around town, over to the Cinque Vie road, then home. Super fun and great to have my mojo back. The summary is: 39.8 miles in 2:54 for an average speed of 13.7 mph with 3166 vertical feet of climbing at a sun affected average temperature of 82. Love it!
Impruneta, Luiano, Montefiridolfi, San Casciano, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Vineyards on the Luiano climb.
The nice piazza in the center of Montefiridolfi.
On the ridge ride just past Montefiridolfi.