From Lamporecchio, we continued on rolling terrain, finally climbing to Cerreto Guidi. Here was started a nice descent back to the road through Empoli to Montelupo. From there, back more or less the same route to Florence. We stopped in Scandicci to visit Davide, who has been off his bike for 8 months or so after a hip injury in a collision with a car. The car ran a stop sign, but Davide is a totally avid cyclist, and being off the bike this long is really tough for him. It sounded like he was doing spinning at a gym and was hoping to be back on the road with us in a month or two. Back into town, I dropped my bike at Florence by Bike, but the mechanic was off until Monday. I returned home on foot, and got the lightspeed ready for my ride tomorrow. Not too bad when you have extra bikes if something goes wrong. I do have a tour on Wednesday, so I hope my number 1 bike is fixed by then. It should be done Monday.
Today's ride was 61.9 miles in 3:44 rolling time for an average speed of 16.5 mph with only 1260 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 79, and we started riding around 7 am. Ciao.
Saturday morning with the team - Lamporecchia, Cerito Guidi by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Yesterday, I had to wait to shower, as a water main broke
right below the apartment when the final repaving was
in progress on Via Bolognese. Quite a cluster ####.
The group ahead of me on the team ride this morning.
This is around Signa a Lastra.