Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Great tour with newlyweds on their honeymoon.

Nice tour today for a newlywed couple through Vayable guide service.  They made it work on a stop in Livorno on a cruise that is a wedding present from Sarah's parents, to take the train into Firenze and ride with me for the day.  It worked quite well, and they were very nice people and a pleasure to take cycling.  Although the logistics could have been complicated, Eli and I were able to communicate well and everything went as planned.  They wanted to minimize the hills but still see the countryside, so we rode out to Signa through the Cascine, then up and over Grilliao stopping in La Luna for a snack.  Eli was hungry and his snack turned into 3 slices of pizza and a glass on wine.  Back on the road, we decided to extend the tour by riding the beautiful ridge up from Ginestra to Montagnana.  From there we returned through Cerbia, Chiesanuova, and Scandicci.  They were pretty beat getting up to Chiesanuova, but hung in there the whole day and had fun.  Thanks for "Riding with Cosimo" Eli and Sarah, and best of luck for a long and happy marriage.

Eli topping the first real climb of the day.

Sarah almost at the top of the Grilliao climb.

Our food and cafe break at La Luna, a great stop for whatever
you may want just past Grilliao.

Sarah and Eli on a break on today's last climb to Chiesanuova.
Pretty beautiful out there.

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