I did a ride I often do today when I have this much time. I rode up Via Bolognese to Pratolino, then turned off and took the little connector road to the Monte Morello road, of course stopping for water at one of the best fountains in the area. Once on the Monte Morello road, I just continued climbing and enjoyed the views and the lack of wind when I was sheltered. After the top, I was directly into the wind for a while, and it pretty much nullifies the downhill grade. I still enjoyed, and when I got to the steep part of the descent, the wind was gone, as I was in the woods and had changed direction. I finished the descent, then powered home on the city roads for the final 8 kilometers. 27.3 miles in 1:42 rolling time for an average speed of 13.1 mph with 2113 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 53. Quite nice.
Pratolino, Monte Morello, Sesto, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Between Pratolino and the Monte Morello road, you come
through this little village. I don't even know the name.
Looking to the east climbing Monte Morello.
Looking to the southeast on the Monte Morello climb.