We turned off toward Limite, and Andrea had another fun alternative for us. There is a beautiful back road that winds through the countryside which makes you miss around 5 kilometers of traffic. Really nice, although there was another 50 meters of climbing. From where we rejoined the main road, it was a group crank back into town. It ended up being a good, long tour, which I definitely needed. I am planning on the long course for the granfondo in a month and one half, and I need to start doing some longer training rides. Well, this was my first longer ride. Now, for a long ride with more climbing. Soon! 69.3 miles in 4:31 rolling time for an average speed of 15.3 mph with 2136 vertical feet climbed at an average (sun effected) temperature of 59. Thanks, Andrea, and a great team ride. Ciao.
Montelupo, Lamporecchio, San Baronto, Vinci, Limite, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The sun came out after Montelupo and it was a nice ride through the various
towns on the way toward Vinci.
Looking back toward the climb basically completed at this point.
We took a different and much harder route to San Baronto today.
Just past the top was a park with this rock decorated and labeled
with the climb we just completed. I really like the cyclist
at the top with arms raised. Cool!
The second piece of cycling art, where we came into the main road
by San Baronto. Actually a pretty cool mosaic at this pass. This
location is a total cycling scene.