None of them were real cyclists, but all worked hard, and really enjoyed their day on the bike. We had a decision point when we had to decide to stay close in or go on a longer loop. They unanimously choose the longer loop, and although they were pretty much done when we were finished, they all were happy with the choice. We rode through the Cascine to the back way to Signa, then up and over Grilliao and stopped in La Luna at a bar that has recently opened there for a very nice cafe and pastry. We continued down to Ginestra then up the gradual valley to Cerbia. From there, it was up to Chiesa Nuova, and by the top, they had pretty much had enough. We all stayed together pretty well to get back into town and back to the shop and home. Here are the garmin details.
Signa, Grilliao, Cerbia, Scandicci with Sue, Bob, Larry, and Catherine by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Sue, the group organizer and my old friend, on the way to Signa.
Catherine and Larry on the way to Signa.
Bob and Larry almost at the top of the first climb.
The crew at the fountain in Cerbia before the last climb.
Larry decided this was a good spot for group photos. I think
he was right - pretty spot that framed the photo. We ended
up taking probably 10 photos with different cameras and
people in the pictures.
A scenic shot at the start of the descent toward Scandicci that
Bob asked me to take.