This morning I was babysitting, and tonight we have guests coming over, but Emily did all the work for the guests, so she encouraged me to go for a ride this afternoon. I connected some pieces in a different way today, which was fun and a little different. I started riding up Via Faentina from Le Cure all the way to Olmo. It is a nice climb, but for some reason, I almost never climb this, but often descend here. At the top, I took the road over toward Bivigliano, and continued climbing to the turn off to Pratolino. A fun but short descent, then a nice connector to the Monte Morello road. This road is a super mellow climb, which was super enjoyable today. Up here, I needed the arm warmers I had brought. An excellent descent to Sesto Fiorentino is next, which is really fun. There is a particular stretch where there are 6 super tight switchbacks, which take all your attention. From Sesto, it is a power ride home on pretty busy streets with city traffic. Excellent ride - 26.5 miles in 1:58 for an average speed of 13.4 mph with 2323 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 76. Sweeeeeet!