Today, I actually felt strong, which is a change lately, which was nice. I knew I would find out late midday about tomorrow's tour, and I decided to do a route that stayed away from where the team ride tomorrow goes. Good decision with tomorrow's client tour not happening. I ended up riding out Carota the up to San Donato in Collina, with perhaps a personal best averaging 21.1 kph to San Donato. It is good to feel strong and good out there. I enjoyed the descent through Incisa to Figline where I climbed up the Passo de Sugame road stopping in Dudda for an excellent cafe and pastry. It is my version of an energy break here and I like it. We all have our own version of what a performance enhancing drug is. Just a little more climbing then the truly excellent descent from La Panca to Strada, then back in through Grassina. Nice to feel strong for a change and nice to have a couple of solo rides. Ciao for now!
Montemorello and the Arno valley on the descent toward
Carmignano from where the road above Bacheretto joins
the Pinone / Carmignano road.
A view yesterday to the Southeast on a quick stop during the
descent to Carmignano.
The Chianti ridge looking toward Dudda and Passo de Sugame.
Looking at the Chianti ridge toward Brollo.
This is a war memorial at the turn off to go over to Brollo. Although
these are not often seen in the countryside, most small towns
have one. Beautiful day today.