Local bike in Pisa. Isn't this way better than a Costo suspension special?
Dan's Ritchey Breakaway and Cara's Colnago (courtesy of Gerardo)
Peter and Dorothy's tandem (courtesy of Andy): sheared derailleur hanger (day 1).
Peter and Dorothy's tandem, full view.
Andy's Hampsten, with Andy.
Hanging out in Bolgheri, day 1 shake-down cruise
Dan on day 2, on the road to Sassetta
top of the climb, just north of Sassetta: Scott, Andy, and Mike
another view of Mike, Andy, and Scott, at top of the climb
Church in Sassetta, day 2
The roasted vegetable feast at Oliveto Fonte di Foiano.
The olive grove of Oliveto Fonte di Foiano.
Magdalena, the resident dog at Oliveto Fonte di Foiano.
Dorothy and Magdalena get friendly.
Magdalena is ready to be served.
One of the 300 year old olive trees at Oliveto Fonte di Foiano
Magdalena poses in front of the grilled vegetables and olive processing machines.
A view of the inner workings of the olive processing facility.
Three wonderful oils: the special "no pits" extra virgin, the more conventional but still excellent extra virgin, and the hot pepper version.
Caroline and Cara discuss olives.
The sunset west over the Mediterrainian, from Oliveto Fonte di Foiano.
Young olives on a very old tree.
Cara on the road, day 3
Andy chats with Rob on day 3
Car rides next to Dave, day 3.
A view from the top of the climb to Querceto.
Two cats in Querceto.
Querceto, on the hill, day 3.
Another view of the streets of Querceto, day 3.
Do cats in Querceto purr in Italian?
The market in Canneto, day 3. Market? Big deal, right? No -- this one was amazing.
The view from the market in Canneto.
Cars's ane Elaine's bikes, parked at a fountain in Conneto.
Chinghiale parts in the market in Canneto.
Parts, in the meat room of the Canneto market.
Ahh! The cheese room was incredible, almost justifying the entire trip.
A mascot? The market in Canneto.
"Penne" is pasta, not bread :). More from the market in Canneto.
Dan in the meat room, in the Canneto market.
A view from Canneto, day 3.
Dan in the cheese room, on a hot day in Canneto.
Riding back home, day 3.
Peaches at the vineyard, day 3.
Olive trees grown next to the grapes: Italian tradition
Grapes of the vineyard
Andy listens to a description of the pruning process
Young olives on the tree
Branches are pruned to one bunch each
Vines arranged in geometric perfection
Cellar tour at the vineyard
Wine barrels in the cellar
Wine tasting after the tour: Le Grottine of Tuscana
Ferruggini: a red
Michelle discusses the offerings, next to Mike
Back label of the Ferruggini
Feliciaino back label
A personal favorite: Guado de' Gemoli
Gerardo loads the bikes on the truck, Elba-bound
Loading the van
Leaving for Elba
The Blacksmith's coal
The Blacksmith forms a chisel
Close-up of blacksmith forming a chisel
Old town Santa Llario?
A happy customer?
Names from WWI, WWII -- so many for such a small town.
Doug, Dorothy, Caroline, Dave, Scott, Ken, and Andy
A granite boat?
Path to the granite pillar.
View of a vineyard, on the way to the granite pillar.
A short hikee to the granite pillar.
A cinghiale was here??
The almost-complete Roman pillar.
A lizard near the pillar.
S. Galli describes the pillar.
Ants on photographer's foot.
A view on the road eastward, toward Porto Azurro
crowded Porto Azurro