After a morning of babysitting, I joined Emily and a friend for lunch. Both were fun, and I rarely join her for lunch with the ladies, so it was good to give it a try. Probably not a habit, as I like a little more activity and less talking, but I would enjoy it once a week or every other week. I got out to ride around 4 after doing some business at home and rode one of by close in favorites, Monte Morello. Up Via Bolognese to Pratolino, a stop at one of the best fountains in the area for water, then the really nice, gradual climb to Monte Morello. A truly sweet descent is next, the top 2/3 quite gradual and very fast, with the last 1/3 very steep with many very tight switchbacks, so a little slower. Back into the outskirts of Florence in Sesto Fiorentino with a ride back through the city for 10 kilometers or so. Nice afternoon ride - 21.8 miles in 1:34 rolling time for an average speed of 13.9 mph with 1936 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 83.