Out on my favorite back way to San Domenico, then the small climb to the descent to the start of the Vincigliata climb. Always a good climb, and today was no exception. It actually felt pretty good going up, then I turned off to descend to Compiobbi, a fun and at times steep descent. Today the roads were almost completely dry, which aids in taking the descents quickly. At Compiobbi, you join the main road and crank for 5 kilometers or so, then turn off for the super fun and scenic climb to the Windmill. I really love this climb. At the windmill, I descended toward Rufina, and turned southeast on the tiny road on the west side of the Sieve river, which was flowing as big as I have seen it. This is a very fun road to Pontassieve, then it is a crank back home on the main road - head down, try for a good, smooth pedal motion using the whole circumference for power. Back into the city feeling good.
33.9 miles in 2:33 rolling time for an average speed of 13.3 mph with 2781 vertical feet of climbing (the device actually had it at 2992, and I don't know why it won't come up with that on the garmin page - it shows that on the Strava site), at an average temperature of 56. Great day!
San Domenico, Vincigliata, Compiobbi, Sieci, Molino de Vento, Pontassieve by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
4 pictures from the climb between Sieci and Molino de Vento
(Windmill). I love this climb for a number of reasons, but one
is how scenic it is. Che Bella.