This morning I joined the San Zeno group for a ride; they ride every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday year round. I call them the San Zeno group because they are from the Verona city quarter of that name. The San Zeno church, the most important building in the quarter, is quite lovely and has wonderfully interesting bronze doors (see photos).
It was 6C (43F) this morning so after cereal at home, a stop at Cafe Crestanello for espresso, a ride across Verona, I met up with the group. It was a spirited ride that took us to Lago di Garda and the towns of Lazise, Bardolino, and Garda (where we stopped for a quick espresso) and then back to Verona. 3 hours at a very good pace; on the way back two strong guys from another club passed us and we all latched onto their wheels and rode quite a bit of time at 25mph.
The weather is supposed to FINALLY get colder so riding outside may be curtailed somewhat.