I decided to do one of my standard "Chianti" tours today. This is one that I often take clients on, as it can be expanded or shortened. Also, it is really beautiful and you ride through vineyards and olive groves, pretty representative of the agriculture here. A nice stop in Impruneta for a cafe and pastry. The pastry was really very good today. Hopefully this is a new either supplier or chef for this bar, as I often stop here, and excellent pastries are always a plus. The bike is performing super right now, acting like it is a new bike, which the mechanic said it basically was yesterday. I found myself spacing out a little on one part of a descent and I almost went off the road at speed. As they say here, sta attento! or pay attention! No harm, no foul, but the bike with new rubber is really cranking fast on the downhills. I returned going by the spot where Machieavelli was exiled to, San Andrea in Percussina, which I don't often ride these days, and it was fun. Back through Tavernuzze from there, then past Piazzale Michaelangelo and home. Excellent ride! 61.0 kilometers in 2:46 for an average of 22.0 with 965 meters climbed. Ciao.
The soil just looks incredibly fertile. Here just above Vacciano.
Beautiful, "Colorado" blue sky day.
Coming up to San Gersole, this beautiful view awaits. One of
my favorites, it never get's old for me.
Nice villa and vineyards on the way to Bibbione.
Love the views in virtually all direction on the ridge between
Montefiridolfi and Bibbione.