Just before the idea of cycling across Canada for Crohn's was born 2 of my oldest friends and I made plans to take a trip together the spring of 2016, somewhere in Europe. It was to be a reunion of sorts as the 3 of us hadn't been in the same part of the world at the same time for about 20 years.
It was a trip that I couldn't miss and so just a month before I'm was to take off to Canada I joined them in going to Italy, with the cavate that I would need a day of training while there. A day I was really looking forward to because during my last visit to Tuscany just over 3 years ago (before I'd started cycling) Nathan and my sisters partner had spent a day cycling the hills of Tuscany. I ride I've been envious of ever since I started cycling.
So while my friends geared up for a wine tour I got my kit on and went to pick up my Italian road bike, a Colnago CX-1. This vlog is a bit of what I experienced that day riding about 100km total in and around Florence.
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Details on the cycling across Canada for Crohn's can be found on on the website http://cyclingacrosscanada.com.