My last taper ride before my race on Sunday. I rode with Nicola,
and we had a very nice tour to Carmignano and back through Signa.
We stopped in Carmignano for a cafe and pastry, and the change from
a week and one half ago was amazing. I have been coming through here
most of the winter at least a couple of times a month, and all the piazza
furniture was stored. Today, we enjoyed lounging with tables for
our cafe. A very pleasant scene. Nicola returns to Revelstoke, Canada
in a couple of weeks after 8 months here and was wondering how she would
react to being back with "Starbucks and Tim Hortons"
Another view of the small piazza outside the Pontormo Cafe.