Again, we met at a local bikeshop, RE Bicicletas, and again only a small number of riders showed up for the planned ride to Cristo Redentor. The bunch from WT Coaching had also planned to meet the bunch from Zona Sul (Southern Zone), which leaves from an area North of Barra. OK, that sounds peculiar but Rio is a peculiar place.
The ride was what I wanted to do, with lots of climbing through verdant coastal rain forest, the Mata Atlantica, and beautiful views of this great city. I think it would be one of those rides I would be doing twice a week if I lived in Rio, again.
I hope the photos give a good idea of the ride - the bling - and the places in Rio de Janeiro. It was, probably, the last one for this trip - lots of things to do and people to meet - but one that was perfect as the last ride of a year full of fantastic rides with lots of great people.
Time: 2 h 50 min
From Rio, I wish you all a terrific 2011!
Obrigado a todos,