Decision made, goal set, time to start training! I was looking forward to the latter part of this week as relaxing rides on rolling South Tuscan hills with good friends, excellent food and hmm.. local wines. But as it happens, 4 out of 12 of our jolly riders have already registered for the Haute Route, so I’m afraid it will be bent towards burning matches on Monte Amiata. We will be staying in Pienza, and plan to ride around the local hills and villages for the end of the week. If you have any suggestions on what not to miss, please do let me know. Will report on how it went later, now off to do some packing. Hopefully no need for wet weather gear.
On another note, She decided to do it too. The Haute Route, not the Brunello. The reasoning went something like this “if I’ll have to watch it (the training) anyway, I’ll rather do it myself”. She needs a new bike though..
That’s her on the Stelvio last midsummer.