A friend and I are getting ready for the Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour in two weeks. The Saturday ride there is a very hilly century. So we've been riding the hills in and around the Finger Lakes to get in shape. Yesterday was a circumnavigation of Canandaigua Lake--50.38 miles and 3,200 feet of climbing.
View south of Canandaigua Lake from the clubhouse at Bristol Valley Golf Club (Hey! Cycling is the new golf, so we just rode right in.)
The hills in the background are across the lake. We'll be climbing them after lunch.
Sadly, we missed the turnoff for (and thus the descent and climb back out of) Vine Valley
Pie! And a tandem! Monica, apparently, was taking the weekend off. We settled for two ice cream stops instead.
Climbing out of Middlesex, one of the hills seen above.
Did I mention this is wine country?
No need to sprint to this town line sign. It's in the middle of a killer descent.
Some of the famous boathouses off City Pier in Canandaigua
Dang! Missed the boat!
These and more in my gallery.