Yesterday myself and 6 others set out to conquer our first metric century ride riding fixed gear for the Tour De Greenbelt. The ride left from the Toronto Zoo’s parking lot and was as the title says a tour of the greenbelt. There were a few ride options you could choose from but we decided to go all out and do the 100K ride. The weather turned out perfect for the ride, not too hot, not too cold with just a little rain to cool you down.
To date my longest ride had been about 85km so I knew this was going to be a bit of a stretch but I had to give it a go. I was a bit surprised that it took me the first 40k just to find my rhythm but once I did it felt like everything fell into place… until the 90km mark at which point I was getting pretty beat. I fell back from the rest of the fixed group fairly early on (they’re really quick) but I ended up riding with a few groups of people which ended up being really fun as well.
At the end of the ride I met up with the others, had a burger and relaxed for a few before heading home. All in all it was an amazing experience and felt like a huge accomplishment.
Above are a selection of photos from yesterdays ride.