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Beach Patrol -- 60 km Bike Ride to Excenevex

Hosted by a member of the Geneva Cycling & Other Sporty Things Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 21 Oct 09:30 - 14:30

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Hi Kids! Lets up our game a little bit this weekend and move from 40 K to a 60 K ride to Excenevex. This will help people gauge if they are up for a Protected content ride to Annecy I will plan in the near future. Thanks to Florence for this suggestion.

For this ride we will do our site seeing along the way from the bike seat. This is to ensure we keep pace to our final destination and manage time better. There is a modest climb along the way but nothing too desperate. We can have a nice lunch in Excenevex by the beach and then head home. Here is the basic route:

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I would recommend only road bikes and very good city bikes with proper gearing. In addition, I note that there is one brief stretch of rural road along the way that is not paved along Chemin Rural dit de Jussy. It is completely passable by road bike. On our trip two weeks ago I rode with 25 mm tires on Chemin Rural dit de Jussy without any problem and its a relatively short span of trail. It offers some of the best scenery of the trip.

Now for rules and disclaimers. For this ride I want to try to focus a little more on pace and limit down time along the way. Still not a race, but I do want to be a little more disciplined and try to keep on average between 14 Kph to 18 Kph. Its not a blistering pace by any means, but please consider this when electing to join the group for this outing. A proper bike and reasonable fitness is required. Make sure you have water and minimum necessary to effect repairs on the road for things like flat tires. I always have a pump and few spare tubes and tools to loosen / tighten most fasteners on the bike. As always, I am not a tour guide and you are joining at your own risk. If you have any concerns feel free to message me.

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Hope to see you out on the ride!

FYI - I will return to something a little more leisurely the following weekend, and perhaps the brewery tour near Gy I suggested earlier.