We met a Piazza Liberta, and went out through Ponte a Ema, and up through Vacciano and San Gersole to Impruneta, where we continued following the main road through Strada to the turn off for La Panca. I normally descend this road, as it is one of my favorite descents in the whole area, but today we climbed. The same things that make it a great descent make it a great climb. Quite gradual, which lots of curves, it is a sweet ascent. After La Panca, there is a little downhill, maybe a kilometer, then you climb to hook up with the Passo Sugame road and climb to the top of the pass. This is another of my favorite roads, as it is just super scenic, and a nice climb. A sweet descent follows into Greve, then a stop for a cafe, followed by the fast 35 kilometer push on a gradually descending road back to Firenze. Great ride and great to see Luca back out on the bike, even if he can kick me around a little. Ciao.
San Gersole, Strada, La Panca, Greve, Firenze with Luca L by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
A nice view from the park in La Panca toward the East.
Luca at the little park in La Panca where the water fountain is.