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 4, 2010


This map has gone in a day early 'cos it's pouring here in Rome today and is likely to be doing the same tomorrow as we wend our way out of Lazio and into Toscana, and so computer work may not be possible.
Sadly we're more than half way through our trip...time flies when you're having fun.....

Day 21- Capodimonte to Castel del Piano...74km, 1283m climbing
Day 22- Castel del  Piano to Siena...91km, 1314m climbing
Day 23- Siena to Firenze...67km, 1267m climbing
Day 24- Rest day
Day 25- Firenze to Castel San Pietro Terme...116km, 1724m climbing



  1. Liz,
    Hoping the weather thru Tuscany is kind to you. The route frome Rome to Frienze I am familiar with. Love to hear of the village names that you will pass by as It would bring back some memories for me.

  2. Tuscany wweather has been sun tan is to die for!..although in a typically distinctive cyclist's pattern that will limit what i wear for some time!

    Shot by quite a few villages yesterday but stoppped for coffee in Castellina del Chianti which was a lovely little village..pix to follow. Stunning scenery and great roads to hoon down.