A kilometer or so on the Camaiore road, then another exploration through Mutigliano, which turned into a great ride, up to Pieve San Stefano. There were even maps on big signs that helped me determine the route. I had to change the plan a little with a road closure, but the road I ended up on was so fun, it switchbacked endlessly before heading back down to the valley of the Camaiore road. I ended up maybe 150 meters above where I started, but totally enjoyed the detour. Fun road. It is not about getting somewhere, but enjoying the ride. I rode up the Camaiore road to San Martino in Freddana, and turned off toward Loppeglia. The road is great, I rode it a couple of days ago, but today it started raining hard as I hit the town. There was a bar with a covered outside space right there when the rain hit, and I used it for shelter and a cafe. The owner said that the weather would continue to be some rain, some sun.
I had planned a tiny road that branched off just before the cafe, but it was tiny, steep, and with the rain and the skies threatening more, I headed up the same way I went a couple of days ago. I crested the hill, enjoyed the descent, and turned off on a different road toward the Serchio valley. I found another road I was hoping to ride and climbed to Fondagno, then Partigliano before descending into another valley that also goes to the Serchio. Checking the map in Valdottavo, I saw another detour through San Donato and Domazzano, which was another fun, tiny road. The sky was really turning black as I joined the old main road on the Serchio river, then decided to skip a last detour, and rode back through Ponte a Moriano. Back at Pio's for may end of ride beer, then home in some sprinkles. Super fun day of riding. Ciao a tutti!
Wandering the small roads close in to San Quirico di Moriano by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The road just leaving Mutigliano, the start of my second
road exploration of the day.
The beautiful road climbing from Mutigliano.
The church in Pieve San Stefano. Just after this location, the road
descended in countless switchbacks for 5 kilometers or so. Sweet!
The church in Partigliano, still exploring tiny, new roads.
This one was really fun.
The church in the tiny town of San Donato, on the last small
road explored today.