Basically, I cut out Pistoiese to Seano, then the climb to Carmignano, descending to Signa, and went directly from the end of the Cascine, where I received the call, to Signa. I enjoyed a nice light tailwind up Grilliao, then climbed / descended through Marliano to Vigliano. A really nice climb to Santa Maria a Marcialla is next on simply a beautiful road. Excellent descent to Scandicci on around 1/2 new pavement brings you back to the city, where I rode to Kate's for the aforementioned nudi. So nice to finish a ride without the grating fatigue of the wind! 48.8 kilometers in 2:10 averaging 22.5 kph with 514 meters climbed.
View to the south on the way toward Roveta.
I liked the view of the church through the trees. Definitely,
better in person.
Pretty villa on the hill through the winter vineyards.