I took the first descent option, which is now my favorite, and cranked it down to Limite, where I joined the main road. I clocked the distance on the main road at only 4 kilometers into Montelupo, which is one of the nice parts of the first descent option. From Montelupo, I followed the valley to Cerbia, stopping along the way for a cafe and water just past Ginestra. From Cerbia, it is the beautiful climb to Chiesa Nuova, then the descent along the ridge to the Scandicci turn off. I blasted down the Scandicci descent then enjoyed the ride solo through the traffic home. I enjoy riding in the city with the traffic, but with clients, it takes more attention and effort, so the solo effort today was fun. Back to work, as I now know it, tomorrow. Ciao.
Signa, Pinone, Limite, Cerbia, Chiesa Nuova, Scandicci, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
That is Florence in the distant valley on this incredibly clear sky
day, climbing toward Pinone above Carmignano.
A view of the top of the Pinone climb, from the water source,
with the panoramic view visible through the trees.
The valley approaching Cerbia.
With the clear skies, the snow capped peaks in the distance
were quite visible just after the turn off for the Scandicci descent.