At the water fountain at the top of the climb, we stopped, cooled off and refilled the bottles while we waited for everyone to finish the climb. We hung there for a little, and around 10 to 15 more riders came by and enjoyed the water. Some threw water at friends as they passed. Basically a scene and a lot of fun at the top. We returned through Scandicci, losing Chris at the base of the descent as he wanted to add more climbing. Everyone gradually peeled off to return to their homes, and Leif and I stopped at Pasticerria Liberta for a cafe and a pastry. Leif is off on a 4 week vacation in a few days.
Good ride everyone. Summary is: 55 miles in 3:16 rolling time for an average speed of 16.8 mph with 2430 vertical feet climbed at a nice early morning average temperature of 82. Ciao.
Sunday with the team - Signa, Pinone, Vitolini, Montelupo, Chiesa Nuova by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
4 of 6 at the top of the climb to Pinone. Luigi was still on
his way up.
I dropped back a little and caught the group on the way to Cerbia.