These Shoes Were Made For Laughing

When I looked outside this morning, it was to see sunshine and clear sky, but…the trees were flapping and swaying like they were being shaken by a huge, unseen hand. It was windy! We packed up and pedalled out into another cool, but not too chilly, morning and set off along the road. All praise... Continue Reading →

I Think I Just Found Italy

Oh what a beautiful moooooorniiing, oh what a beautiful daaaaaay… When we set off riding this morning, it was into one of those splendid, clear, crisp autumn mornings. I’ll put the emphasis on ‘crisp’ because it was cold and I had to dust off the gloves for the first time in months. It was a... Continue Reading →

Wind, Wobbles and…What!?!

Farewell Firenze, time to move on, thanks for the memories. We pedalled through the streets of Florence, heading out of town, mingling with the morning peak hour traffic. We’ve ridden on busy main roads many times, with trucks all but grazing our elbows and this is a regular cycling hazard. Today we had a new... Continue Reading →

The Firenze Finale

Our final day in Florence, before pedalling on. I couldn’t leave this city without going for a run, so this morning, as soon as it was light, we set off towards the nice big park we had ridden through when we first arrived. Steve came with me on the bike, to guide me through the... Continue Reading →

Layer Upon Layer of Beautiful

The sun came out! A Magic Monday beckoned as we set off on the bikes to run some errands nearby, starting the ride in puffer jackets and stripping off layers by the time we returned. With supplies gathered early, in the local fashion by loading up the bikes with our groceries, we dropped things off... Continue Reading →

So Much to Like

There sure was so much to like today, right from the start! I was woken at 5:00am by the sound of rain above and since it wasn’t going to stop, I sure wasn’t going to get back to sleep. The good thing about our little apartment though, is that I could get up and go... Continue Reading →

Forward to Firenze

The plan for today was to head closer to Florence, so with only a short ride ahead of us, albeit under grey skies again, we left a little later than usual and set off pedalling. We managed to keep out of the traffic most of the way, with cycle lanes on the road, or at... Continue Reading →

The Return and Recover Mission

I mentioned in the last post that Steve wasn’t wearing his usual blue raincoat for our soggy cycle yesterday. Well, the story in brief is this…when we arrived at Barberino di Mugello and were consulting the weather for the next day and saw that we were in for a wet ride, I asked Steve the... Continue Reading →

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