World travel, hanging out with the beautiful people. It is so broadening.
You can keep your palaces and movie stars, I have had one of the best rides of my life around the 50K Loop with the Bluenoser himself. Riding supported by a local, lavishly catered and with good conversation the whole way.
I am not sure what Bikes Gone Wild has done with California, but Bluenoser has spiffed up the Loop with perfect weather, smooth new bitumen, hills that are just the right size and the obligitory roadside porcupine remains for your perusal.
Stunning views. Cool sea breezes. Thanks to my Brother-in-law for making us a 'group' .
Thanks to the Bluenoser for sprucing the place up.
Thanks too for the spread, which included the first Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale I have tasted in decades. It was delicious, and a kind of carb loading/recovery combo I hadn't tried before. It was all the better because it had a story to go with it.
I liked the local wildlife very much.
The restaurant had top views. I have never seen clearer water in the Maritimes.
I have done the loop, but only for the first time.
Special thanks to Freewheeling Adventures for the rental of a bike that was the perfect fit, fast and light. I will be chasing up the possibility of buying it at the end of the tourist season, it was just fabby. Check them out for a fabulous tour or just a rental. They must have looked up the Townsville Cycling Club so the paint job would match my kit. ; ) Spif!