Yesterday, Ben, Emily and I went to Lucca for the day. This is in front of the Duomo there on a grey and cold day. We had a very nice time though, and met Kate for lunch. After lunch, we visited Massimo's house, which was beautiful, and I picked up the bike that Massimo, who is Kate's boss, offered to me and I will use in the Eroica, if I am selected in the lottery. I have to enter the lottery for a spot soon. Until a few weeks ago, when the rules changed, I was automatically eligible based on my over 60 age. They just changed the exemption to over 65, and now I have a bike to use. It needs a little work, although not too much. I was totally surprised that everything is working. I will post another time with pictures, etc. of the Eroica bike, a 1974 Bianchi race bike. Sweeeeeeeet!
The light struck me as beautiful on the way up Via Carota, so I stopped to take this picture.
I think it was worth the stop.
A peak a boo shot through the olive groves to a beautiful villa on the climb up Via Carota.