I decided to leave a 7am today to try and get in as many miles as possible before things got unbearably hot and humid.
In actual fact I didn't start cycling until 7.20 - once I left the room I had to scrape Tarmac off of my bicycle from the previous days riding. I sign of how hot things got.
I was riding into a mild headwind all day which was coming from the north east. This was actually a bonus because it was colder air, making the day slightly less humid and of course cooler, which was a welcome relief.
Today I achieved the target I set myself, which was to ride 76 miles to Milan.
It seems to be a nice town but is certainly like going back in time. It's a bit like a western except for the 4x4 parked everywhere.
The lady that runs the hotel I have set down at proudly told me twice that this building is 124 years old. Had she not told me I would have guessed older after seeing my room.
The rolling roads are just relentless. I'm really hoping to hit some different scenery or a different style of riding soon. After 5 hours of up and down in often intense heat things can get a little frustrating.