All of this snow and ice is driving me crazy to be honest. I don’t like it one bit. I slipped again this morning when I ran out to help my 84 year old neighbor who had fallen and broken his hip on the ice. He ended up needing an ambulance.
I’m daydreaming of riding my bike and running outside in nice weather. This reminded me that I never finished our Tuscany Cycling Honeymoon recaps for you. Just in case you missed the last ones:
- Part 1: Bike Fitting and Wine
- Part 2: Finding Our Way Around
- Part 3: Gelato of the Day
- Part 4: Getting Lost is a Good Thing
- Part 5: Italian Cooking Class and Fireflies
This hill SUCKED (pictured below)! I know that it doesn’t look that bad, but I was almost up it and didn’t switch gears in enough time. I had to walk up otherwise I would have tumbled to my death (well, not really), but I would have fallen backwards and that would have just hurt REALLY bad.
Why did I want to get up this hill? The olive oil mill was at the top, that’s why. I will tell you, I must have drank a gallon of olive oil on this trip. It was so freaking amazing. We pretty much went through our 3 bottles in 3 months when we got home.
The guides bought me gluten free bread to have with my bruschetta. This made me very happy.
After a quick stop at a local bike shop for jerseys, we headed to our third hotel that happened to be at an organic vineyard.
Our shower was really tiny. I was bumping the doors open with my elbows while I was in there, but…
this view was worth it…
Then, we hit up the spa before dinner…
My legs look really weird in this pic! I promise that I’m not an alien!
The day ended with a tour of the grounds and a great dinner.
The owner, who all the ladies were swooning at, explained his passion for organic farming…
Stay tuned for our last day of riding and farewell dinner! Stay warm out there, please!