Saturday, May 15, 2010
Off to Montalcino this morning as La Corsa Rosa arrives there this afternoon. They'll cover some of the famous "white roads" (dirt) of Tuscany on their way. Larry's plan was to bring the bike, park the rental car in Montalcino, then ride out on paved roads to intersect the last dirt section, stopping at a good viewing spot to await the race' arrival. Since it's raining here in Viterbo (and has been since last night) chances are the weather's not so great in Tuscany either. Plan B (there's always a Plan B!) will be to drive the car as close to the dirt sections as possible, even driving to a good viewing spot if the organizers will allow it - and watching from there. This won't give me the experience of riding on the strada bianca but I'm not really up for a soggy mudfest and waiting in the rain all afternoon for the race arrival -- I'll leave the suffering to the men who get paid for it! Tomorrow Heather will join me and we'll head over to see the Terminillo stage (with bikes of course) hoping for improved weather. Our time is getting very short here in Viterbo and we're trying to cram in every experience possible before we depart.