The bicycle date is alive and well in Italy - and very romantic.
For much of our trip this had been the only other sporty couple we saw.
On the last day, just before going to the airport we saw this couple rolling in to town. They were entering through the northern gate to Rome (Via Cassia), so we imagined they'd ridden here from the Netherlands, or something like that.
At any rate, it looks like they've come a long way!