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Valley Views from Assisi - Our Tandem Ride this Morning

Valley Views from Assisi - Our Tandem Ride this Morning

Valley Views from Assisi

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We took our tandem bicycle out for a ride this morning. We rode from our apartment here in Foligno to the famous hill-top town of Assisi. We take a small road that weaves itself along the hillside leading up to Assisi, so it isn't a terribly difficult ride. There are cyclists who like to head straight up from the Umbrian valley below but we like to think of ourselves as "quality-of-life" cyclists and if we can find an easier road to a destination, we will choose the path of least resistance. Besides, going uphill on a tandem is far more challenging than on a single ("half") bike.

We arrived about 9:30, had our cappuccinos and people-watched for a while. It was a beautiful morning: the temperature was cool and the sky was clear. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Here are some pictures of the valley to the west of Assisi. I hope you enjoy them:

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