We rode through Le Cure then up Via Faentina to Olmo. Kate runs quite a bit, and has done a number of races this season, but has some physical pieces that are acting up, hence the bike ride. She was much stronger than I expected, and the climb to Olmo is pretty long, and she did really well. At Vetta alle Croce, we had a decision, and she choose to go farther - atta girl. We rode over to Pratolino, then down to Pian de San Bartolo, then did the Cercina route to Careggi and home. She has lived here 13 years now, and she had never been in the Cercina area, which she enjoyed. It really is a wonderful area to ride and I am so fortunate to have it basically in my back yard. After descending to the Carreggi area, we took the detour home I like, and as we rode past a facility called Chronos, she told me it was the facility that her sister in law now owns as her father passed away last April. I had ridden by it a number of times and had no idea.
Anyway, great ride Kate, and I hope we can do it again soon. Here is the garmin link:
Faentina, Olmo, Pratolino, Cercina, Firenze with Kate by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Kate riding up Faentina toward Olmo. Good job!
Kate stopping for a picture after the skies had actually brightened up
a bit. If you look hard you can see some of the view in the background,
on the way toward Bivigliano.