I saw some posts on pgo recently on cycling, so I thought it would be a good occasion to do the monthly or so blog. Cycling is something very natural where I come from (which is flatland), but since it’s literally flat everywhere there is not that much to it. For instance, I used to have a bike with no gears, and you break by peddling backwards. This is not really the case where I live now (which is Switzerland, Lausanne). So, in order to get a bit into shape (and loose some kg’s) I started to do some more cycling here, mostly short trips of 2 hours max, but with quite a bit of climbing (at least for me :)) which is nice!
Today I decided I was up for something more, so I went from Lausanne to Geneva and back, which totals at around 120 to 130 km (give or take, the route on the map is not exactly how I went and I didn’t track GPS and also don’t have a km counter) in 6 hours. I must admit that the last 30 or so kilometers where pretty hard on me (since I’m really just a beginner) and I also did it with a mountain bike (I’ll hopefully have a racing bike soon). Anyway, my legs are burning quite nicely. More cycling!