As I am writing this, I have tuned into the classic, "Milan / San Remo", and am glad I had good weather, as the riding looks pretty miserable for the pros on the coast going to San Remo. I will leave it to the pros to ride in cold rain at speeds I can only imagine when the conditions are perfect. The Lightspeed was much better today, as I changed the saddle which had a part of the padding somehow come apart and fall out yesterday. The bars, which I used to love, are the only part now that really challenge my position. They are simply a little too broad for me now. Interesting how we change our minds and expectations over time. With the saddle change, I am sure now that the "Selle Italia" brand is what works for me. As my saddle on my regular bike is wearing, I think I will replace it, and change the saddle on it to one of my rental bikes, as the saddle that had the piece fall off is basically done. Enough rambling, time to pay attention to Milano / San Remo. Today's ride was 54.2 kilometers in 2:19 to average 23.4 kph with 414 meters of climbing. Ciao!
Green fields and Marliano off to the left on the Grilliao ridge.
The descent from the Grilliao climb is ahead.
Flowering tree with the vineyards and fruit orchards on the hills
in the background climbing from Cerbia to Chiesanuova
Spring vineyards at the start of the final part of the climb to