Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday in Chianti with Eric and the World Championships.

Super fun day of cycling today.  I took out a young man from New York, Eric this morning and we had a very nice ride.  He was easy to guide, pretty fit, and a fun person to be around.  He does tri-athalons as a hobby, so it was kind of nice for this old man to be able to drop him on the hills.  Riding hills every day really is an advantage when tackling them.  We did a nice loop in the Chianti hills, pretty close in, almost the same loop I did with other clients on Thursday.  Today, rain was forecast, it absolutely poured around 7, but it was only a light shower when we left the apartment around 8.  I did this ride because it is easily expandable if desired, and if the heavens really opened up again, we could return fairly quickly.

I will not review the route again, as it really is almost the same as Thursday.  Eric was fun to ride with and easy to guide.  After returning, we caught the peleton riding along the Arno as they came into Florence, then rode to the apartment.  Eric stayed for a couple of passes of the group and then returned to his hotel room.  A couple of guys from the team came over and along with Emily, we all enjoyed the men's road race.  Sooooooo fun!

Sunday in the Chianti hills with Eric by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

Eric at the now obligatory picture spot at Piazzale Michaelangelo.

Eric climbing the hill on the way to Vacciano.

The men's pro road race was the final event today at the world
championships here in Florence.  It was more than a little wet for most of
the race, but it cleared up for the final 2 laps.  The whole week 
has been so much fun to watch and be a part of.  Congratulations
to the city and everyone here for making it such a wonderful week.
The race was super close in the end and really fun to watch.  

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