Perfect Day for a Ride

I have been going crazy lately due to being (admittedly self imposed) stuck indoors on the trainer.  I tend to be a bit of a wimp when it comes to riding in the rain; I'll do it when I have to, but it's soooo much easier sometimes to simply jump on the trainer.  But after a couple of months of trainer riding, I was losing my mind (and some fitness), so I sent an email out to my usual ride suspects.  I asked for company riding outside... rain or shine... and Tim & Catherine stepped up and agreed.

Ready to ride! 

I love living in the Cowichan Valley -
you never know what you're going to
see on any given ride.

Mother Nature rewarded us with a spectacular day, and we indulged in the sunshine and warmth with a ride along the Trans Canada Trail to the newly-restored Kinsol Trestle.  Good friends, good weather, good riding - what else do you need for a perfect Saturday?  We could hear multitudes of red-winged black birds calling away; that's my signal that spring is just around the corner!

Our destination.

Afterwards, Tim joined Jason & I for dinner - the three of us have a traditional fare of halibut tacos (them) and black bean tacos (me), wine, and dessert (this time: raw vegan blueberry pie).  Ideal ending to a 3.5 hour training day for Tim & I, and 7 hours for Jason.  Guess which one of us is 13 weeks away from an Ironman?

All that was left of dinner - some mango salsa.

We finished off the evening by watching
skiing and mountain biking.


  1. Nothing like the first outdoor ride of the year. Usually I'm not even thinking about it till late April because the good ol' Pacific NW tends to be snowy and cold till about then. But i have my fingers crossed that it will be an early spring and we will be out riding next month. Looks like you had the perfect day for your ride :-)

  2. I know - thanks for the recipe!