After Rufina we did one of my favorite climbs to Diacetto, which Randy loved as well. My legs were a little tired from yesterday, so when I started to drop Randy, I backed off a gear or two, and my legs then felt pretty good. Perhaps I should learn something from this about recovery after a big ride. From Diacetto down to Pelago, then back to the main road and down to Pontasieve. Back into town on the south side of the Arno, and we took the cut off through Nave a Rovezanno, which surprisingly to me, Randy had ridden. He said it was one of the ways he had found to leave town. It took me until less than a year ago to find this road, and then it was with a friend from the team who showed it to me. Interesting what different people find and when in terms of roads here. Anyway, fun, nice ride in sunny skies with cool temperatures. 67.9 km in 3:15 for an average of 20.9 kph with 1005 meters climbed.
In Diacetto today, looking South, the light was just right to show the multiple ridges with the
fog in the Arno river valley around Figline.