lunedì 17 febbraio 2014

Firenze, Greve in chianti, San Casciano e Cerbaia

A long ride in a early spring morning is an excellent idea!! So we take road bike and start pedaling...
Today we choose a hilly road with no traffic, to enjoy riding in the wonderful Chianti country...
The first spot we visit is in Florence, very close to the best landscape point of the city, Piazzale Michelangelo, his name is Parco delle rimembranze, that mean somthing like remembering park.
It is a paceful place on the top of the hill, with big cypresses and sotf grass, a perfect place to read a book or just have a break.
But today we have a long way to go, so keep riding!
About an hour through the hills and we are in Greve, a beautyful village were you can find lot of great wineryes and of course, delicious restaurants...
But the road is calling us, so let's go!
A lonely road bring us to San Casciano val di Pesa, another little village with great landscapes of country side.
Just up an down a few hills and we are in Cerbaia, now we have the last steep hill to climb, legs are tired, but in a few minutes we will be at home, so push dow on pedals...
105 km today, and a big hungry!!
Now full charge with pasta and bistecca alla fiorentina!

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domenica 9 febbraio 2014

Grassina and north chianti

Today we tried a track near Florence, a pretty easy trail that in a few minutes bring you through vineyards, olive groves, cypress, and forest... Today riding is a hard game, mud is very soft and weels ar very difficult to move...
I love winter riding, i love dirty riding...

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sabato 1 febbraio 2014

Wild arno in Florence

Today was a warm cloudy day, but it wasn't raining so was a good chance for a road tour...
We choose to move from city center to north Chianti, away from mountains where is still raining...
The Arno river today is very hangry, it seams a wild stream, not the slow green river it is in summer...
Every old people living in florence last night was watching at the river praying it stop raining, remembering the terrible 1966 flood.
Fortunately this night it's stops raining...

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