This is my first ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge.
I live in Hong Kong and my usual bike rides are in the countryside which is quite far away for home. To save time on travelling, I have kickstarted the challenge with a virtual ride on my indoor trainer.
This is my bike trainer setup.
The virtual ride is based on a selected portion along the Lake Biwa in Kyoto, Japan.
Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan and a round-trip along the lake measured about 235 Kilometers. I have been to the place years ago but didn’t have a chance to ride along the lake and so it is a good attempt for me.
The path I choose today is along the northern part of the Lake and is about 35 Kilometers in length. Average gradient is 4.4% and maximum gradient is 23.9%.
Let’s take a look at my lunch before the ride.
This is definitely not an easy trip for me and I have a great workout today.
For more information on Lake Biwa, you may click here for details.