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2016-09-01 : Chiusi, Italy

location: Chiusi, Italy

Hi all,

Yes, we arrived yesterday and will be returning Oct 15th which seems like a way off! I'm sure it will go quickly!

Some house keeping:

Generally I send an email every day or two so my Mom knows what I'm up to and can follow our trip on the map I gave her!

If you find this too much, let me know and I'll take you off this email list.

If you want access to the blog (same as Emails), let me know and I'll send you the link and password.

I find email alot easier for my Mom but some times I use my cellphone and texting if WiFi is not available .. which goes directly to the blog.


We arrived yesterday around 6pm .. 8 hours on the plane and 6 hours negotiating Italian trains .. it was a long day!

Today we did a 66km loop (CH02a) which took us through the town's of Panicale and Piegaro .. Lots of really nice quiet roads and towns .. 1000 meters of climbing .. and it was hot! Had a beer in a bar terrace in town when we got back.

Chiusi is a nice town with lots of little museums and quaint squares and lookouts over the valleys to the south. The climb into town at the end of our ride gave us a quick 100m accent peeking at 15% slope before leveling off to 10% in to town!

After last night's excellent dinner around the corner from our hotel we feel like something lower scale . like pizza a beer! Spotted a nice place in town that opens at 6pm!

Tomorrow we cycle to Pienza ... Through Montepuciano .. And have arranged to get our apartment a day early .. we will be there 8 nights now!

That's it for now .. bikes are working great .. tomorrow is first day with full paniers .. and will break out the camera!

Harold and Marion


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