Today was supposed to be a day off, but Emily left around noon to babysit for the day and much of the evening, and I do not need to join her until around 5:30, so it is nice, the bike was speaking to me, so I got out for a short 2 hour ride. I enjoyed a flat start going through the Cascine then out the back roads to Signa. I climbed the little pass there and decided to ride through Marliano to Vigliano then Santa Maria a Marciano then down to Scandicci. I had not ridden this in a while and it was a great call for today. There are parts that are a little steep for a recovery ride, but I managed to keep my pace mellow. Bottom line is I enjoyed the ride and it was great to be out on a beautiful day. Summary: 29.1 miles in 2:03 rolling time for an average speed of 14.2 mph with 1460 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 90.
Short recovery ride to Marliano by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
A couple of views from the area around Marliano.