Ladies – I wanted to provide you with a sterling endorsement / recommendation for a terrific cycling guide who offers unique tour services in Italy. Mark Mahan is an American ex-pat with a strong cycling history and deep experience in leading (and supporting) cycling groups / tours. Mark is based in Tuscany and specializes in the Tuscany / Umbria regions as well as the Dolomites. Mark specializes in tours tailored to you and guests of your choosing. Working with you, he will custom-design your tour, creatively accommodating your budget and appetite for miles, intensity and that fabulous Italian ambiance. Mark’s guiding skills are evident from his love of cycling, his appreciation of Italian culture and cuisine and well supported by his fluent Italian. I should also mention that he has bikes available for rental (I rented a beautiful carbon Tommasini) if you don’t want to deal with schlepping your bike across the pond. If you are thinking of a European trip to jump-start your base (or other) training or relax on a cycling vacation with your friends, this is a superb option for you. You can contact Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the multitude of options available to you. Please feel free to pass the word to your friends!!