A very fast descent is next, and the roads were dry, so I could go pretty fast. I cut off to do the up and down contour road through Santa Brigida, Fornello, and Doccia, ending at the windmill. This is a very pretty road and lots of fun, and I don't ride it that often any more. I descended almost to Rufina, but turned off on the "Pope's road" and head back to Pontesieve. What a pretty road and a fun ride this is. Tiny road, very little traffic, and a pretty good surface. From Pontesieve, it is the power push home to Firenze. What a fun ride. 38.5 miles in 2:54 for an average speed of 13.3 mph with 3435 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 51. This ends a great year of riding for me and the Strava site gives you totals for the year. I rode 16,390 kilometers (10,184 miles) with 226,572 vertical meters climbed (743,346 vertical feet) in 246 rides. It will be interesting to see what next years totals are. Happy New Year to all out there in Blog land. Thanks for reading my ramblings.
San Domenico, Vincigliata, Olmo, Doccia, Pontesieve, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Here are a few pictures between Santa Brigida and Doccia.
I loved the sky in this one.
What a pleasure to have the opportunity to ride these amazing little roads.