My First Centuries – Lake Geneva LoopBy Will • May 27th, 2007 • Category: Cycling, Cyclosportives, Touring
Although I bike a lot, until today I had never cycled 100 kms – a century. Today I not only rode a metric century but an imperial century as well.
Today Martin and I rode in the annual cyclo tour of Lake Geneva (a 176 kilometres around the lake – starting in Lausanne). The riders were released in batches, and for the first time I found myself riding in a Peleton – in the pouring rain. For over an hour, until the first feed station we absolutely flew. I was pretty terrified riding in the crowd at first, but managed reasonably well. After that, it was more small group riding into a very stiff wind until Geneva.
No surprise, when the wind was at our backs for the return, it dropped to almost nothing. Wow 175 kilometres is a long way – but Martin and I arrived safely back in Lausanne in good shape – great fun.
Martin and I at finish line: