01 June 2014

30e tour de l'île 2014

Most  people who know me, know I am an avid cyclist. Usually I just do long distances alone, but sometimes I do long distances alone with a big group. I don't have any cycling friends in Montréal for some reason but I had quite a few in Boston. In any case, this year the tour actually was doing the perimeter of the island completely.. not just half of it as it does normally. As it was something I wanted to do for 10 years but could never figure out a good route I decided to do it. 25000 regular riders and 3 000 of us doing the 130km version. I have a feeling not the entire 3 000 did the 130km, there was a 100km turn off option and I seemed to run into a ton of them at the point we reconnected again while I only saw maybe 3-10 people at time on the uncut route. In the end it was 138 km, and I spent the last 30 minutes of so not going into the finish area and ate an ice-cream instead. Too many damn people for my taste. My Garmin behave admirably and I was able to upload all the stats online. Almost 4600 calories and I had to force myself to eat just now. Just wasn't hungry.


T' said...

I didn't know you were an avid cyclist! And when we were at the Picnic, it was me and Mike P that rode all the time. I miss my bike. Michigan is NOT made for cyclists. At all. Haven't ridden in 10 years. Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you!

Behemoth media said...

I used to ride from my place to the picnic all the time! Same thing with the video store jobs, I would usually ride to work when the weather permitted but then I started going further sand further. Did a lot of off road mountain biking for a while until couple friends broke their back and neck respectively. Then I started riding from Boston to P-town for fun and eventually did the AIDS rides to New York and San fran to LA. I rode Boston to Montreal 2 imps by myself. We have awesome bike routes here, 100s of km.