Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 6 - Ponte a Cappiano to Miniato

Strong headwind in this leg after Lucca. Then a heavy rain and.u have to take refuge before Altopascio. I thought it was a supermarket but it turn out to be a store for restaurants and other hospitality business. The prices there are dirt cheap. I guess they need to mark up for their customers. So I started late today, spent some time in Lucca, then an hour out of the heavy rain. Beginning to doubt if I can get to San Gimignagno today. The climb up to San Miniato.was especially gruesome. I thought the Apinnese mountain side two days ago was bad, but this stretch was even worse. It's not high but the ups and downs plus the extreme gradient means lots bike pushing for me.

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