Monday, December 16, 2013

Quick ride between commitments.

I fit a nice 1 hour plus ride in between commitments today.  Italian class this morning, a quick shopping trip, the ride, Viola's school Christmas Show, then off to the Centro to watch the new Hunger Games movie.  Everything was great.  I loved the movie.  A little scary how it shows what could happen if we don't have a little more income and wealth equality.  Viola's Christmas show was so fun.  30 five year olds singing for parents and grandparents with everyone in the room smiling.  Che bellamissima!

The ride was nice, but a total standard for a quick ride.  It was a beautiful day, with really clear skies for the first time in a while.  It is staying a little cold, but with the sun, it warmed up by the time I returned.  Still, I was one layer less than yesterday and did not even take the heavier gloves, so that is progress.  It is a ride I love and think is fun and beautiful.  I was totally on a schedule to return in time for a shower and to get to the concert, and there were 3 detours for road closures on the return today.  New roads for the detours, and I was still on time for the show, so it is all good.  14.9 miles in 1:10 rolling time for an average speed of 12.7 mph with 1634 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature (sun effected) of 57.

Firenze, Cercina, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

What a beautiful day and beautiful road to ride on.

Monte Morello, the far ridge, on the way to Cercina.

A view of Monte Morello in the distance just after climbing 
above Cercina.

Viola (front row center) and her class doing their 
Christmas show.  So fun to watch something like
this and to be here.  

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