Whatever, for me it always makes me happy to get out there. I love the Via Carota climb, and the climb to San Donato in Collina is a sweet continuation of the climb from Ponte a Ema. Great descent, although a little slow with the soaking wet roads, to the turn off in Cellai. The route to Bombone starts with a short but steep climb, then it is simply a wonderful 8 kilometers or so of totally back roads. Mostly there is more climbing, but only steep in a couple of short spots. In Bombone, you connect with a more main road, then basically descend to Rosano. Again, caution due to the very wet roads, but lots of fun anyway. From Rosano, over the bridge to Pontasieve, then the power crank home. Today, a really nice tail wind from Rosano all the way in. Makes one feel very fast. 33.3 miles in 2:19 rolling time for an average speed of 14.3 mph with 2119 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 50.
Via Carota, San Donato, Cellai, Bombone, Rosano, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Dark skies, but green and beautiful.
All this rain makes it super green out there.
Beautiful even on a very gray and slightly rainy day.
I love this little connector road between Rignano and Cellai.
This is about as bright as it got out there today, approaching
the little town of Bombone.