From the base of this descent, it is a relatively short flat ride to Montelupo, then we went out to Ginestra where I reviewed more options. They were happy with a longer ride, and I basically had the ride we ended up doing in mind all along. We turned off just past San Vincenzo a Torri to climb to the ridge on the tiny road, then up the ridge toward Montagnana. After connecting with the main road, we went a little further up, then turned left for the ridge climb through San Quirico to San Pancrazio. Water in San Pancrazio, then a super descent to Ponterotto and a nice break for cafe and pastries for us all. After the break, we went up and over to the mild climb to San Casciano, then regrouped at the top.
We rode along the ridge toward Chiesa Nuova, but turned off to descend through San Andrea in Percussina, then back to Galluzzo on the main road through Tavernuzze. In Galluzzo we took the back way to the road up to Poggio Imperiale, then down to the Viale. We stopped at San Miniato and I stayed with the bikes at the bottom while they checked it out. Back home on the Viales through a fair amount of traffic including a bus broken down at Piazza Ferrucci. What a mess. We skirted it pretty easily on the bikes, and finished a very nice ride. Excellent job, Tina and Nate.
Day 4 with Nate and Tina - Pinone, Montelupo, San Pancrazio, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
A good over the head shot of Nate and Tina climbing toward Comeana.
Tina and Nate on the climb to Pinone. Great views back toward
Firenze in the distance.
Tina and Nate on the ridge going toward Montagnana.
What a beautiful day!
A new picture of me for my website, as both Nate and Tina
thought I have lost enough weight that I needed a new photo.
Nate on the days final real climb to San Casciano.