Great riding here in Tuscany..we've moved out of the 15+km uphill slogs followed by downhills in sketchy road surfaces to shorter, sharper uphills one after the other followed by GREAT dowhhills on smooth, well cambered roads. Yahoo/yeeha! worthy.
With the 2 Kiwis gone the awesome threesome have had to pickup the navigational duties and have managed to stay focussed and on course with a high level of skill (unlike our revered leader and organisor who managed to get lost the other day leading his usual string of cyclists, who once they were with him, stopped bothering to navigate ;-) We''ve also managed to arrive in first into lunch and have beaten the so-called "A team" a number of times..nothing competitive about us of course and no comments please about the fact that we set off straight after brekkywell before the official start time!
Sienna was great,well worth a visit and very steep..walking anywhere is an added challenge after days and days on the bike
but in the end ..walking gets to be a bit tiring.