Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's day ride in perfect weather.

Happy Valentine's day all.  What a perfect day we had.  I would guess a high around 60, calm air, and what I would call, "Colorado" blue skies.  Shopping this morning, both for groceries and Valentine's day gifts, left me with only a few hours before I need to pick up Viola.  I had this ride in mind, and had not been over here for a few weeks.  Loved the ride!  Via Carota is always a joy to ride.  The climb to San Donato in Collina is fun and reasonably mellow.  The descent to Cellai was fast with my sweet, new tires.  The climb / descent / climb on the back road to Bombone is another treat.  You follow that with a great descent to Rosano, and you have most of the ride.  What remains is crossing to Pontassieve and then a crank on home.  Really nice ride.  Ciao.

33.2 miles in 2:12 rolling time for an average speed of 15.0 mph with 1780 vertical feet climbed at a sun effected average temperature of 65.  What a day!

Via Carota, San Donato, Cellai, Bombone, Rosano, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

Via Carota is just such a beautiful road.  What a Valentine's day
gift from the weather gods.  Wow - Spring is here today!

The range across the Arno was spectacular from above Cellai.

Just past the climb from Cellai.

What a pretty back road to Bombone.  

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