I headed out through the Cascine, then out the back roads to Lastra a Signa. I did the climb to the little pass around Malmantine, and turned off to ride up to Marliano. I had not ridden this in quite a while, and it is just a wonderful ride and road. From Marliano, it only gets better, and you are descending for a while before starting the only real climb of the day, from Vigliano to Santa Maria a Marciola. Another really fun, excellent road. From the top it is a very fast descent to Scandicci, then a power ride back home in Firenze. Excellent ride, I am so happy I got out. 28.9 miles in 2:00 rolling time for an average speed of 14.4 mph with 1663 vertical feet of climbing at an average temperature of 79.
Wonderful 2 hour recovery ride. by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Riding out of town through the Cascine the road was covered
with yellow leaves as fall asserts itself.
A couple of photos showing vineyards and olive trees on the
climb toward Roveta. Che bella!
The vines are definitely changing colors.