I continued into the head wind to Scarperia, then had a cross wind for most of the way to San Agata, where I soaked the head and refilled water again. Going to Galliano, suddenly, the wind was at my back, and I felt fast without lots of effort. Ah - isn't a tail wind a good thing. Connecting with the main road, then down to the Bosco Ai Frati turn, then the super fun ride across to San Piero. On a pretty busy road toward Borgo San Lorenzo, then turning off to get the climb to Croce alla Vetta. I had a definite tailwind, but not as much energy as usual, and was nowhere near a personal best - hitting 6th place for me. I had thought the tail wind would do it, but no. After Croce alla Vetta, a great, fun descent through Caldine, Pian de Mugnone, and into Firenze. Fun ride after all. 46.4 miles in 3:04 rolling time for an average speed of 15.1 mph with 3510 vertical feet of climbing at an average temperature of 88. Ciao.
Pratolino, Vaglia, Scaperia, San Agata, Bosco Ai Frati, Croce alla Vetta by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The beautiful approach to San Agata.
A couple of pictures toward the mountains where the Passo
della Futa and Passo Il Giglio are.