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Right on about Cayuga
Originally Posted by RollCNY
Just for planning purposes, the south ends of all of the lakes are hillier than the north end, and the west shores are usually hillier than the east. With Cayuga, my recollection is that the west side has more short steep hills than the east.
I completed the 90-mile Cayuga run and it was as I recalled from the last tine I did it 34 years ago. I was a Cornell student at the time. It has snowed lightly the night before and was 20 degrees when I started. That added to the luster of the ride. The roads were mostly clear with a few dicey spots heading north. When it warned to 34, the roads were fine.
Your recollection of the topography is accurate. There are some moderate climbs on the east side of the lake and some longer steep climbs on the west, particularly in the southwest part near Taughannock Falls. The views were beautuful, especially when the sun was out.
Glenn Swann, who rented me an excellent Peugot rode bike, said there were far more scenic rides but I wanted to ride Cayuga.
Take care and thanks for responding.