13 Photos - Sep 5, 2012
Photo: Compito, looking up the hills, at the start of the climb to Monte Serra - which is shrouded in cloud somewhere to the left of the picture. An 870m odd climb, if you go all the way to the radio masts. 8%+ most of the way, with a series of steep switchbacks about 3/4 of the way.Photo: Near the Monte Serra peak, looking toward Pisa, I think.Photo: Looking down toward the eastern outskirts of Pisa.Photo: Going back down the road from Monte Serra, looking north-east.Photo: View of a radio mast on top of Monte Serra. Bicycle racers' names painted on the road by fans. Think I saw "Contador" in very faded paint at one place.Photo: The suspension foot-bridge to Mammiano BassoPhoto: Looking toward Piteglio. Tuscany is just full of hill-top, mediƦval towns like this.Photo: Views along the road down to Bagni di LuccaPhoto: Photo: Ponte della Maddalena, between Borgo a Mozzano and ChifentiPhoto: Monte Serra, seen from the unpaved "strade bianche" (sic?) that Garmin decided to send me down, for some impromptu cyclo-crossing on my rental, skinny-tyred race bike.Photo: Photo: A last look at Monte Serra and its radio masts.