A great "welcome back" ride with the girls today! We rode up to Bviglano where we stopped at the pasticerria for a chat and a caffè, and then continued up to Lake Bilancio. Somehow I made it back after 88k and 1270 meters of climb. It was hot and very difficult for me because it was my first hilly ride in the heat so soon after my surgery. But Rebecca took good care of me and patiently waited for me on the top of every hill. I am so happy to be back again with great friends!