Friday, November 15, 2013

Nice, short ride to the North.

IKEA trip this morning with Emily and we are set for Christmas with a fake tree, ornaments, and some other miscellaneous items.  The weather was pretty iffy all day, and the forecast initially was for rain.  It appeared, depending on which direction you looked, to be clearing a little when we returned.  The roads had dried out after a pretty steady rain last night, so I thought, hey get moving and get out there.  I did a short ride pretty close in to home, but it is a very nice ride, great roads, scenic, what more could I ask for.  Up Via Bolognese to Pian de San Bartolo, turning off for Cercina before the climb gets steep on Via Bolognese, which is nice.  The road down, up, over, up through Cercina is a favorite and it never disappoints.  Option #3 for the descent with a couple of added climbs at the end for the heck of it.

Lucky to have such quality short rides available.  14.8 miles in 1:12 rolling time for an average speed of 12.4 (wet roads mean careful descents) mph with 1493 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 59.

Pian de San Bartolo, Cercina, Careggi, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

It looks a little brighter back in the city.  Peaceful and
beautiful up here in the Cercina area.

Looking toward Monte Morello on the way to Cercina.

A close up of the church above Cercina.

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