There is a gas station right past where you get on the main road, and I pulled in there to hopefully wait out the rain. Even when the skies changed, I thought it was just moving through. I waited a little over 1/2 hour there, and did miss the hardest of the rain. It was raining steady but not hard, and I decided to just go. Well, it continued the remaining hour back to Florence. Not bad though, as I had pretty good clothes with me (who knows why I did not have my best rain gear) and knowing you are back in one hour to dry off and take a warm shower makes an hour in the rain fine. I really just kept my head down and cranked it, not going fast at all on the slippery descents. I rode back through San Casciano, Chiesa Nuova, down to Scandicci, and into Firenze on the main roads. 31.8 miles in 2:15 rolling time for an average speed of 14.1 mph with 1955 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 53. Ciao.
Ponte a Ema, San Gersole, Impruneta, Luiano, San Casciano, Chiesa Nuova, Fi by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
I guess there really was this much blue sky, although
I think this was it for the ride. On the way to San Gersole.
Another picture on the way from Vacciano to San Gersole.
My 1/2 hour shelter from the storm until I decided it was not
going to quit. But I did wait out the worst of the rain here.