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Cycling Under the Tuscan Sun Part 4: Getting Lost is a Good Thing – Geek Turned Athlete

Cycling Under the Tuscan Sun Part 4: Getting Lost is a Good Thing

To catch up on the trip if you are here for the first time:

We had another long day for our 4th day out riding. It was a 40+ mile day, and I’m not going to lie: the lady bits were feeling it. Nonetheless, the cycling had to go on including getting lost. AGAIN!





At least, we had some food porn for lunch…


The chickpeas were the best that I have ever had. I’m guessing these were actually made fresh as opposed to the canned that I was used to. They melted like butter in my mouth.



And Steve’s lunch:




Hmm. His lunch seemed to be the exact opposite of mine. It all was delicious though.



That is totally the carrot from salad!! Can you say, “sunburned”?

Happy Riding. 😉

What is the best food that you have ever had in a foreign country?

Up next: Part 5 covers our Italian cooking class!

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Erica September 8, 2010, 6:27 am

    SO gorgeous. I love the little houses and the videos are so fun! Best food…hmmm I haven’t traveled to a lot of countries known for their food. I guess the coffee in Jamaica

  • Lisa September 8, 2010, 10:22 am

    I can’t tell which makes me more jealous…biking in Tuscany or that awesome looking food!

  • Sarah for Real September 8, 2010, 10:27 am

    Best food I’ve ever had in a foreign country was Ika Mata in the Cook Islands. It’s a raw tuna dish in coconut sauce.

    I’d probably have had some great food on my trip to Spain and Portugal, except I was young (19) and stupid. I was too picky and ate ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner the whole trip. Doh!

  • TorontoGirloutWest September 8, 2010, 12:42 pm

    What a lovely honeymoon you had! I’m only just now catching up on your blog posts and there is a serious gorgeous scenery/delicious food overload. :)

    As for the best food I’ve had in a foreign country – it would be hard to choose. I’ve had so much awesome stuff. But I have to confess my favourite dishes have been made simply using the freshest of ingredients (and of course I include many meals in Tuscany on that list). There’s just something about food that embodies the terroir.

  • Tiffany September 9, 2010, 4:55 am

    Ahhhhh-mazing! I love that you took some video shots on this trip. These and the cathedral climb videos were awesome.

    As far as food in a foreign country, I had the most amazing fried plantains in Puerto Rico (though it is not technically considered “foreign”!) at a roadside stop! Deeee-liiiish! France offered some scrumptious noms, as well.

    • Nicole September 12, 2010, 10:57 am

      I really think a lot of food that I’ve gotten from roadside stands has been incredible!

  • steff (steffsays) September 10, 2010, 7:44 pm

    all of these posts about your trip are stunning! it looks you had a wonderful trip. i went to italy when i was in HS (10 yrs ago), and have since gone gluten free. i’d love to go back but was worrying about GF options….but it looks like they took good care of you! 😀

  • Caitlin September 13, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Aw Nicole I miss your little self! I loved watching the videos and you’re right – getting lost is not bad AT ALL! I’m so glad you see the good in so many different situations – your enthusiasm is contagious!

    • Nicole September 13, 2010, 3:30 pm

      Aww. Thank you so much. You do the same thing!!


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