Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Friday, June 11, 2010

Out of Florence and towards Venice

What  with "rest" days in Rome and Florence and relatively easy riding in between, the heave out of Florence came as a bit of a shock to the system.  At a steady 9-10-11% it was actually a bit steeper than what we've been getting used to. 

The reward was not only great downhill hoons, but also a night in a hotel.

This morning the announcement was "good morning you have the first of the flat days..virtually no climbing.....its also pretty well the last  flat day also......."

So today we had 152km of flat, flat flat land, with the only rises in the road being over canals, rivers (including the Po) railway lines and other roads.  it reminded me very much of where I grew up in the UK ...the Lincolnshire fens.  We rode it the only way you big groups with strong motoring legs on the front and the rest of us sucking the wheel in front...... 

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