Photo: The natural beauty of the Forlo Gorge
As we bombed along the Flaminia I just couldn’t get it out of my head.
“What-a mistake-a to make-a”
This was exactly how I was feeling, but where had I heard this? It wasn’t until the end of the ride that I looked it up. Captain Alberto Bertorelli from ‘Allo ‘Allo!
Today was the first Saturday since Marche returned to the Yellow Zone of Covid restrictions. We can now ride in small groups, keeping distance and masks at the café stops.
The “Squadra Corsa” don’t actually race but it’s the nickname of the faster members of the club. At this time of year they usually depart at 08:30 with the rest of us at 09:00. They fooled me today by posting a ride starting at 09:00.
My average speed for the first 61km was 29.1km/h. It was no surprise that I achieved four PRs along the Via Flaminia. Even after the main climb of the ride and 101km my average was still 28km/h. Way too fast for old randonneur like me. I really don’t need to ride that fast.
I’ll remember to listen to Captain Bertorelli in future.