Today I rode with a cycling friend from San Diego who I discovered at the last moment, is in Italy this week on business. I spontaneously arranged to rent a bike for him, delivered it to his hotel, and determined the ideal itinerary to fit his timeframe. We met early this morning and I led the way up to Convento Monte Senario. Needless to say, he was fascinated. We had a great ride.
Although he's in Italy on a regular basis attending to his premier wine distribution business, this was his first opportunity to actually ride here. I was thrilled to be the one to introduce him to cycling in Italy, and to take him to such an inspiring destination. It was great to see someone from "home".