On the flats into Montelupo, with a quick stop for the options. We continued with no decision, but soon after getting back on the bikes, Richard opted for a middle option, so we rode through Ginestra, then up to Montagnana, then down to Cerbia. I mentioned the fun (from my warped point of view) climb through Pisignano, which involves 700 meters at around 25% grade, and Richard was in. We enjoyed the challenge and the climb and continued up on the beautiful little road to San Casciano. We stopped there for cafe and a pastry / pannini, then continued back town via Scandicci. Richard is probably the best city rider I have guided, as he rode in New York City for a number of years, so it was great guiding him back through the city at a pretty rapid pace. Another great day.
Day 2 Richard - Pinone, Castra, Montagnana, Pisignano, Chiesa Nuova, Fi by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Here is Richard at the water source at Pinone.
Richard riding toward Montagnana.
The beautiful landscape from the ridge road riding toward Montagnana.