We rode up through Vincigliata to above Fiesole, but by a different approach than my normal route. It was fun, and we approached through last years World Championship finish section. With the Worlds going on right now, it was fun to re-live last year as we rode through. We climbed Vincigliata, and I stayed with Chris the entire climb, which kind of surprised me. We all continued over to the main road above Fiesole to Olmo. Around 2 k from Olmo, I checked my garmin, and realized I forgot to turn it back on after meeting the guys at the shop. So, it is missing around 15k, but it did pick up the vertical. Whatever. From Olmo, we rode over and up to the road to Pratolino, then down to Pratolino, stopping for a cafe there. Up to Monte Morello, then down to Sesto, then home in busy city traffic. At Olmo, we picked up a guy who grew up in Florence, then has lived most of his life in Switzerland, and has returned to live in Florence again a few months ago. It appears he will join the team ride tomorrow. Nice ride on another pretty perfect day for cycling. Here is the garmin link for most of the ride:
Vincigliata, Pratolino, Monte Morello, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Nice ride with some of the guys this morning, and we picked up
a person on the way who will probably join us on the team
ride tomorrow morning.
The posed shot at Monte Morello with me in the picture.