At the top, you turn left, then the really nice part of the ride kicks in. It is a beautiful climb, then descent to Marliano, then a climb / descent / climb to Vagliano. Here you cut off again, and it is another beautiful climb, never hard, a maximum of 7% through Roveta to top out above Santa Maria a Marciaola. From there, it is a very fast descent to the main road then down to Scandicci. Now it is time for the typical head down, power crank to finish in the city. I was able to fix Torrio's crib / bed, which was nice, as you never know until you see it and what tools are available. While I was working on it Kate had to alternatively catch either child who was either sitting on me, hitting me with a blanket, blindfolding me, or taking the one tool I really needed away. Always an adventure with a 5 and 3 year old in the mix. Fun day and fun ride. 32.6 miles in 2:22 rolling time for an average speed of 13.8 mph with 1611 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 49. I think it was cooler, as it recorded the temperature while doing the repair at Kate's. Also, the garmin went a little crazy at the beginning, no, I was not going 120 mph on the bike at the start. Ciao.
Cascine, Signa, Marliano, Roveta, Scandicci, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The first two pictures are on the road to Marliano. A beautiful
road even on a hazy day.
On the climb toward Roveta, it is a really nice road and ride.
Here is the road passing one of the many small villas.