Friday we had a nice day in Lucca, and I got a wonderful gift of a 1974
bianchi racing bike from Kate and her employer Massimo. Massimo
has owned this since it was new, and thinks he has the "racing" bars
and toe clip / straps that came with it. I was super surprised that everything
was functional. After I got it home, the tires are even holding 100 psi.
Now, I need to be lucky in the lottery to get a spot in the Eroica.
The first real snow I have seen this year on the steps to the church at
Montesenario. Snow started appearing on the side of the road about
400 vertical meters above Florence. Montesenario is around 850
vertical meters above town.
Looking north at Montesenario. More people up there than I have
ever seen before. A fair amount of snow on the north facing side.