I enjoyed the climb through Bacheretto then up to Pinone for my break. Water in Bacheretto, and today was the first day of the year I was spraying my head and face with water while riding. Feels good. I rode back home through Montelupo after the sweet descent through Castra. Along the Arno river road, mostly in shade, with pretty nice temperatures right next to the river, which was the plan. It is nice when plans actually work. 71.1 kilometers in 2:57 with 657 meters of climbing. Great ride.
The fountain in Bacheretto. I took this for an
English friend, who lives here occasionally to ride.
He always likes my pictures of fountains. This
one is in Bacheretto.
Nice sculpture at the little piazza in Bacheretto.
One of the views on the way to Pinone from Bacheretto.
One of the views on the way to Pinone. The hardest hill is done.
The view from my chair, resting and enjoying a cafe and
an excellent slice of crostata in Pinone.