Out through the Cascine then the back way to Signa, then out the river road to Montelupo. I got more water in Montelupo then headed over through Samontanna and Villanuova to the turn for Ortimino. Both roads are quite nice, and at this point I was averaging around 28 kph which is pretty fast for me solo. I climbed through Ortimino to Montespertoli, then descended to Bacciano. Sweet, fast descent. The last few times I descended here, there was traffic slowing the process, and today it was clear and the roads were dry. Up to Montagnana, then down to Cerbia. Up to Chiesa Nuova, then down the ridge to the turn then the fast descent to Scandicci. All good today. The usual power ride back to the apartment, and time to catch up with this, my social media postings, a shower, and a little time to relax before the party. Merry Christmas to all you blog readers. Thank you for paying attention. I know from the statistics that the blog gets around 450 hits per month, so someone must be reading out there. 51 miles in 3:07 rolling time for an average speed of 16.3 mph with 2175 vertical feet of climbing at an average sun effected temperature of 55.
Cascine, Montelupo, Samontanna, Montespertoli, Chiesa Nuova, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The almost perfect road just after Samontanna.
Beautiful blue skies on the way to Montespertoli.