A great weekend with really nice people, sunny weather and good exercise. Biking was easier and the weather was better than I expected. I took some ;) photos and try to filter and put them here tonight. Tom, thanks a lot for a very well organized trip and everybody for good company!
0 · June 24
Joanne, although I probably won't join the ride, that day I would like to add support by saying that it is a really nice ride - lovely countryside, certainly suitable for those who are new to day rides, with no big hills along the way. I especially enjoy the icecream stop in Stein-en -Rhine ! :-D
1 · April 29
Those of you interested in trekking bike rides I have just suggested an event through the Swiss Alpine Adventure Meetup Group. 65km ride along the Rhine from Schaffhausne to Konstanz on Sunday May 19th, with an option of returning by boat, train or another 48km ride! I have noticed there are lots of road and mountain bike events and there does seem to be a demand for more touring,which I also enjoy. Please sign up if interested in joining! I need 2 more rsvps before it will be announced as an event to the group!
1 · April 28
The group is now full with everyone paid up. For those on the waiting list unfortunately I'm not keen to extend the group. The roads may be busy and narrow and so a much larger group could be a danger to themselves and others. I hope to organise a few more of these trips later in the year if I have time and will have a think about how people RSVP to make it as fair as possible. Thanks, Tom
0 · April 26
No MTB's? I do most of my overnight and multi day tours on an MTB - the panniers fit best and the bikes are sturdy. I normally ai on 100km a day ( eg: managed that when going over the Jura range on the Swiss national route.) So, if others are intereseted in doing the ride that weekend on MTB's I would be happy to cycle with them. :-)
0 · March 5
Hi, I used to live by Lago Maggiore and the road riding in that area is indeed incredible. The lake road itself can get a little congested, particularly in the afternoon so the earlier you start the better, plus by late June the afternoons are getting really hot and you don't want to be out in it too long. We used to start riding at about 0730 in June. On the Piedmonte side particularly, if you wanted to do some climbing there are a huge amount of quiet roads above the lake with stunning views over the water - but maybe for another time if this is planned as a flat ride directly around.
A friend of mine runs a biking holiday company in that area if anybody is interested - http://en.activesporttours.com . We moved there thinking the mtbing would be the thing to do, but in fact the road riding just blew us away. On Sunday mornings especially the bike clubs own the road!
Have fun and enjoy the gelato and coffee!
1 · March 5