I rode a route I don't normally ride, and it was super fun. Up Via Faentina to Olmo, which is pretty normal for me, but then I continued up to the top at Alberaccio, then down to the turn off for Santa Brigida. Lots of ups and downs riding through Santa Brigida, Fornello, and Doccia to the descent to Rufina starting at the windmill. I stopped at a favorite bar for a pastry and cafe, then back on the bike, retracing a kilometer or two to the "Popes road". Love this little road, which I rode into Pontasieve. From Pontasieve, a few kilometers of cranking before taking the turn at the edge of Sieci to climb back up to the windmill. I love this climb and do not ride it that often these days. From the windmill, back to Doccia, then the fun switchback filled descent to Molino del Piano and back into Sieci. From there, it really is a head down crank back into town.
Such a nice ride today! I just love being out, doing something I love, in this truly perfect weather. I will do everything I can to enjoy it while I can. Here is the garmin link for all the ride information:
Faentina, Olmo, Doccia, Rufina, Pontasieve, Doccia, Sieci, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The view to the south on the way to Santa Brigida.
One of my favorite water spots in Santa Brigida.
I know I say that about lots of fountains.
Between Doccia and the windmill, this is one of the many
Such a beautiful day, and the fields were so green on the way
to Pontasieve on the tiny road on the west side of the river.