On the way, I decided on going up from Ginestra and through Marliano to descend to Scandicci. I used to ride this piece often, and I still really enjoy it when I ride it. Entering Marliano today, I started "Buffalo Soldiers" by Bob Marley in my head and it was with me the remainder of the ride. I enjoyed the descent into Scandicci, then it was home on the main roads. Really fun tour, just the right amount of time and distance for today. Tomorrow will be longer, and i wanted to watch the Giro today on the last day of climbing, including the famous Zoncolon. I have no idea how the pros can do such a difficult climb as fast as they do. It is amazing. I picked Quintana to win in our pool with the team, and it looks like I will win. Sweet. Ciao.
Signa, Pinone, Limite, Ginestra, Marliano, Scandicci, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
I really love the switchbacks on the descent to Limite. I have
often wanted a picture of one, but I never want to stop. I
forced myself to stop and take a couple of photos today.
One of the last switchbacks on the descent to Limite.
Love the name of this little town. It had me singing
Bob Marley songs the remainder of the ride.
Cruising into Marliano.
A little peak a boo view at the top of the last climb above
Santa Maria a Marciola.