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English Bloke 22.03.2016 18:27

Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hi, I am a keen cyclist but returning from an injury after a long time out of the saddle. I looked into a club ride from Nyon but they are too fast for me at this stage and I am looking at cycling along the lake side road from Rolle, Nyon or Gland for fun, fitness and getting some fresh whilst getting to know the area a little more. Hoping I can find like minded people to join me for a modest ride of app 40 km @ 20 km/hr whilst we build up speed and pace as fitness increases and who knows, we may even venture up a short hill.
Suggested meeting time of 9 am weekends as well as week days and getting a few courses together once local roads have been experienced. We can do a circular route once twice to three times and this allows riders to bail if they don't want to ride further. Back in the UK I belonged to a similar group and eventually had 120 riders of varying abilities enjoying the choice of 5 rides - different distances and speeds with a Facebook page of leaders and even GPS maps of where to ride. Come on- blow the winter cobwebs off and let's meet down by the lake . Totally open to suggested routes and cafe stops as I am new to this part of the world.

John_H 22.03.2016 18:35

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
I'm looking for same :)

I got a point around November of doing around 100km at 26km/h .. But have been lazy since then, well skiing instead actually..

Just had the bike serviced on Saturday so ready to start again..(after the easter weekend) My usual type route was Eysins > Nyon > Gland > Rolle > Morge .. Or Up around the hills to Aubonne or even St George, Gimmel etc.
Another easy route I do sometimes is out to Divonne and around the lake there until I get dizzy.

I'm signed up to do the tour de lac in May so I need to practice!

Edit :: 9am ?? That's almost lunchtime :)

English Bloke 22.03.2016 21:12

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
LOL. I suppose after this weekend 9 am is a bit late. I wanted to try and gauge interest first. I live in St George so cycling here from try lake is something I ultimately want to work towards but with the injury I am getting over I need flats first. Fancy a few flat miles then? I will also work towards Tour De Lac. Come on - there have to be more people out there that want some company and motivation to ride more?!
Regards

Neil

skallywag 23.03.2016 10:30

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
count me in

English Bloke 24.03.2016 00:28

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Let's start the weekend after Easter then? We can meet in Rolle in the car park of the casino in Rue Du Port at 9 am on Sat 2nd April

magnamax 24.03.2016 14:11

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hey - i'd be happy to tag along with you guys as well, I'm not the fastest, but the speeds you are talking about don't seem too scary....also somewhat contemplating the Tour Du Lac...

John_H 01.04.2016 12:17

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
So are we on?

I went out this week, first rides since end of October apart from some on the indoor trainer over christmas.. Jeeze I'm out of shape.

So due to my out of shapeness I'll likely head to Eysins-Rolle via the back roads to get there for 9am and head back along the main road towards home. Rather than arrive at Rolle and head of even further :)

Is the casino at the chataeux end of Rolle? By the tourist office?

donpiedro 01.04.2016 13:57

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Join the Facebook group CC Geneva. It is a guy in Nyon who organizes rides. Has 77 members so far and they do early morning rides in the weekends.

English Bloke 01.04.2016 22:43

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Originally Posted by magnamax (Post 2561341)
Hey - i'd be happy to tag along with you guys as well, I'm not the fastest, but the speeds you are talking about don't seem too scary....also somewhat contemplating the Tour Du Lac...

Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_H (Post 2565560)
So are we on?

I went out this week, first rides since end of October apart from some on the indoor trainer over christmas.. Jeeze I'm out of shape.

So due to my out of shapeness I'll likely head to Eysins-Rolle via the back roads to get there for 9am and head back along the main road towards home. Rather than arrive at Rolle and head of even further :)

Is the casino at the chataeux end of Rolle? By the tourist office?

Hi, I am also out of shape. Lets meet at 9 and do this together? Casino is the opposite end to the chateaux. I don't know Rolle that well as a newly but if the UBS bank and the Churchill pub is on the left lake side take the next round about towards the lake and you can't miss the casino.

Quote:

Originally Posted by skallywag (Post 2560461)
count me in

Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by magnamax (Post 2561341)
Hey - i'd be happy to tag along with you guys as well, I'm not the fastest, but the speeds you are talking about don't seem too scary....also somewhat contemplating the Tour Du Lac...

Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.

John_H 01.04.2016 23:22

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
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Originally Posted by neil Ross (Post 2565962)
Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.



Hi, I am also out of shape. Lets meet at 9 and do this together? Casino is the opposite end to the chateaux. I don't know Rolle that well as a newly but if the UBS bank and the Churchill pub is on the left lake side take the next round about towards the lake and you can't miss the casino.

Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.


Hey guys- remember our 2 hour little ride along the lake in the morning. Don't let me enjoy the sunshine all alone.

Ok i'll be there.. I only know the main street .. Chateaux at far end for me, know the churchill pub so will find it ok..I usually stop at the little water fountain on the main road near the churchill .. Shorts and t-shirt weather, i think i'll be in red and black..

English Bloke 01.04.2016 23:38

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
[QUOTE=magnamax;2561341]Hey - i'd be happy to tag along with you guys as well, I'm not the fastest, but the speeds you are talking about don't seem too scary....also somewhat contemplating the Tour Du Lac...[/QUOTESee you in the morning

English Bloke 01.04.2016 23:39

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John_H (Post 2565981)
Ok i'll be there.. I only know the main street .. Chateaux at far end for me, know the churchill pub so will find it ok..I usually stop at the little water fountain on the main road near the churchill .. Shorts and t-shirt weather, i think i'll be in red and black..

Pat the Pub with the lake on your left :to the roundabout and head down from the round about to the lake- you can't miss the place. Se you there.

fragouio 05.01.2017 17:32

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hello,

I am also quite new in the region, trying to find my steps, after comleting the settlement in Nyon. Do you guys still arrange the cycling tour on weekends?
Would be interested to join, if you are not yet full capacity team

Regards,
fragouio

Marlieke 25.07.2017 20:18

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hi,

I am also wondering whether there is still some people interested in easy bike rides?? I am returning to cycling after a long knee injury. At the moment just doing about 25km, max 300m ascents, with about 20 km/h.
Have a GPS and know some nice rounds. Let me know if you are interested in joining?

fragouio 25.07.2017 22:13

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hi Marlieke,

Sure I am interested in joining!
What is your availability this week/weekend and the coming ones?
How shall we arrange it?

Regards,
fragouio

Marlieke 26.07.2017 11:27

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hi Fragouio,

Great! This weekend I will definitely go, I guess Sunday is easiest.

I live in northern Nyon close to train stop Les Plantaz. I know a nice ride from my place via Duiller, Gingins, Crassier, Eysin. So perhaps we could meet at les Plantaz?

I am not a real morning person, so perhaps around 10am?

Emmylin 04.08.2017 23:35

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Hi there,

Probably posting this in totally wrong place but cant seem to find an appropriate thread - advice about cycling issues.

I am fairly new to cycling - started about 9 weeks ago but coming into some issues which I am hoping someone might have a solution to.

I started cycling happily and consistently i.e. about 20km per day (1st week) then 30km per day (2nd - 4th week) and then 40km per day (5th week) and then 66-70km per day (6th - 7th) and now for the past two weeks I am desperately trying to do 80k per day except on the weekends where I dont ride. Since week 5 I have been able to maintain a pace of around 25km/hr - 27km/hr on a fairly flatish route (350m in climbs total max). However, the first week I tried to do 80km per day, by day 3 my legs just wont go, and no matter how hard I push, they feel flat. I thought okay that maybe I wasnt recovering properly so for day 4 and 5 I just went easy 23km/hr and did only 66km each day. Now this week on Monday I could not finish the 80km ride or maintain even 22km/hr. On tuesday, I did 66km and again could maintain even less speed 20km/hr despite pushing until I was nearly dead. On wednesday again same story as tuesday...On thurs I could only manage 40km but did manage to pick up the pace to 23km/hr and Friday (today) I managed only 15km before my legs were shaking but I did maintain 27km/hr for those 15km. I dont understand what is going on because I am not doing much more kms than 2 weeks ago but my body is responding as if it has not got any energy in my legs. I always take sat and sunday to recover..

The funny thing is I feel okay and sure my legs are sore and my back and whatever but surely that is normal for someone who hasnt been cycling for years. I am a girl by the way, 31 years old.

My bike is a Trek Madone full carbon frame and pretty awesome and light so I dont think it is a bike issue.

I have lost about 8kg in the past 9 weeks from the cycling I guess but I am trying really hard to eat proteins and carbs and whatever and drink enough fluid and calorie counting so that it is in fact enough food.

So I guess my question is, what am I doing wrong that my body is totally flat during my rides?

I kind of am in love with cycling and really trying to train to do 400km/week at a 28km/hr. And since summer is half done, I am running out of time to push up my speed. As mentioned above, before 2 weeks ago, I could maintain 25-27km/hr no problem on 70km rides but for the last 2 weeks no matter how hard I push my legs, they either become jelly or totally flat or just start shaking/trembling. Actually this past two weeks, my legs have been getting horrible cramps. Which never happened before.

Please help me understand whats going on here, or if it is a normal thing ones body does when you first start cyling.

I dont feel sick or anything out of the ordinary aside from my legs deciding they wont go anymore.

Thanks so much!

John_H 05.08.2017 07:46

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Are you eating? You need fuel along way..

Once you burn through sugar and carbs you start to run out of readily available energy for the muscles, you can't convert fat to fuel quick enough so you get dead legs..

You need to eat before you run out of fuel.. Energy gel or quick release food.

You should subscribe to GCN on youtube.. They have hundreds of videos covering all of this.

And drinking of course..

Emmylin 05.08.2017 08:39

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Thanks very much John for the reply. I dont eat anything during the ride but I didnt seem to need to do so previously. I will get some of the gel stuff you mention and subsribe to that channel.

Thanks!

John_H 05.08.2017 10:35

Re: Cycling in Rolle, Gland, Nyon and surroundings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Emmylin (Post 2826665)
Thanks very much John for the reply. I dont eat anything during the ride but I didnt seem to need to do so previously. I will get some of the gel stuff you mention and subsribe to that channel.

Thanks!

I'd say that after an hour of decent effort you have probably used up your on-board fuel so need to take on some more.. But by the time the legs have died it's a bit late .. So best fuel up a little before it happens, like a gel every 30-40 mins after the first hour.

In my humble opinion you have trained quite aggressively without much recovery hence running out of fuel sooner, you probably have less fuel to start with on the rides.

But I'm no expert :) I just did similar to you, i trained quite hard, built to a decent level, achieved what I wanted - to be able to cycle up and over the Jura and to complete the 187km tour de lac in a decent time.. Now I've moved on to crossfit :msncrazy:

The GCN videos are really informative, short and to the point and usually quite fun, made by actual cyclists .. definitely look them up.


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