Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chianti Classico, van supported, with the Biscoe family.

Up relatively early for a van supported tour for Dominick starting just outside of Tavernelle.  I was picked up by the van after loading the bikes the night before with the driver, Leonardo.  I had not done a tour with Leonardo before, but he is Robbie's son, and was easy and a pleasure to work with.  We were off to Tavernelle, and arrived in time to have a cafe and pastry at a bar.  Then it was off to pick up the Biscoe family at a beautiful Agriturismo.  We unloaded the bikes, set everything up, then met the family.  I fitted everyone on bikes, reviewed the shifting, and we were off.  It was a fun day with a family with multiple celebrations going on.  The parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, the oldest son had gotten engaged 6 weeks ago, the middle son just graduated college, and the youngest, a daughter, just graduated high school.  Lots to be happy about, which inspired their trip.

We started at the Agriturismo, then rode through Tavernelle, over to Barberino, then to the turn off for Certaldo.  We regrouped a few times, as a couple of them were a little slower.  We really enjoyed the ride over and down to Certaldo, which took us a total of around 2 hours.  We had no real lunch plans, and they were not interested in a big sit down lunch, so we packed the bikes back up on the van and drove over to San Donato in Poggio, where we started again.  Up, the down, then up, then down through La Piazza to the start of the little climb toward Panzano.  The skies got quite dark, and rain started, but the van was just around the corner, so they loaded into the van and Leonardo and I loaded the bikes on the van.  We drove over to Lucarelli, which was my plan to ride to, and stopped for some excellent paninis.  Most of us had a cafe after lunch, then we returned to the Agriturismo via the COOP in Tavernelle.  After they did some shopping, we dropped them off, returned to Firenze, returned the bikes, and I was back home around 5:30.  I was tired, so I put off the blog for yesterday until this morning.  Ciao.

Van Supported Chianti Classico tour with the Biscoe Family by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

The youngest in the family just graduated from High School.

Mom, looking fit and strong at the start of the tour.

Getting started, I had a chance for a few action photos.

Time to regroup and have a photo op.  Here they are just after the
turn off from Barberino.

Here is the family at the little chapel between Barberino and Certaldo
with the 1/8 scale dome of the Duomo in Firenze.

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