I rode up to Pietra Santa, then found the road that goes through Massarosa back to Lucca. However, I had scouted a turn off before Massarosa that took me up into the hills between the two roads, and enjoyed the ride up, then down a sweet road to the Cammiore road. I had checked the map many times, and there were a few roads that took me back toward the Massarosa road, and I turned off on the first one, again enjoying a climb and a really nice descent on a road with multiple, linked switchbacks, which was fun. Before I was back to the road, I turned off to go toward Pieve San Stefano, where I had ridden a few days ago. I enjoyed the climb, then turned off before the top and ended up on a road that took me almost to the bridge to Lucca. From there, it was back to my beer stop on familiar roads, a nice relaxing beer, then home. I am loving all the riding available here. I think tomorrow back to Abetone on a different road. We shall see.
Cammaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Pietra Santa, return with exploration by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Although the picture didn't really capture it, there was an amazing
amount of traffic on the road from Lido di Cammiore to Forte dei Marmi.
Very different than when we were spending 3 days a week there in
July, when I already thought it was getting crowded.
The gate at Bagno Giovanni, where Kate, Nicco, and Kids spend their
beach time in July, and Emily and I join a few days a week was my
destination point on the ride today. Time to get away from the
coast road and the accompanying traffic.
Back climbing in the hills on tiny roads, just what I like. I did
a couple of detours that basically took me over and back, then over again
a particular hills that separates two main roads that were my basic
route today. Fun exploration.