So, the longer ride was best left for another day, but I decided on La Panca, which is one of my favorites. I ride out to Ponte a Ema, then take Via Carota to Osteria Nuova, a super nice back road. From Osteria Nuova to San Donato, I check average speed and see how I am doing on making the climb at a good speed. From San Donato, it is a nice descent to Incisa, with a couple of climbs thrown in and a stop for cafe and a pastry in Le Valle. Water in Incisa, then over on the busy road to Figline, then off to climb almost to the top of Passo de Sugame, turning off to descend, then climb to La Panca. The descent from La Panca is one of the best. Just the right grade to really let it go and enjoy all the curves and speed. You are on the main road before you know it, then it is pretty much a power ride through Strada in Chianti, descending to Grassina, through Cinque Vie, then home on the Viales. Really nice ride in pretty perfect weather.
Here is the garmin link:
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I love the way the trees above seem to line up with the
rows of the vineyards below.
On the beautiful climb from Figline to Dudda.
La Panca, ahead, through the trees. I liked the sky, which
prompted me to take the photo.