Let’s be honest, the best part of going for a long bike ride is the food during and after. I get hungry so it’s important to ensure that there’s calories to burn else I’d be really grumpy and tired. The last time I was in the States I purchased a load of ShotBloks - my favourite thing to snack on while biking. ShotBloks are super delicious, they come in cubes and are like big gummi candies. They make me happy.
This past Saturday I wanted to do my first century ride of the year, 100km and more cause that’s how far we’ll travel each day during Ride 2012. Three of us made it from Vancouver over to West Vancouver via Second Narrows before one had to head home due to other plans. Those remaining rode to Horseshoe Bay, back into Vancouver via Lions Gate, through downtown and then the important decision of what to eat? Since I couldn’t remember exactly where Bao Chau was (most excellent Pho) we made our way to Sushi Nanaimo. With drinks from McDonald’s in hand, we feasted on their amazing spicy salmon sashimi in a nearby park.
I wish I could say that we did ride 100km that day but unfortunately, we didn’t=( I didn’t hydrate well before riding and my legs were cramping already coming out of West Van, no amount of ShotBloks would have saved me. I was so shaky that I had to take the skytrain from Nanaimo to Metrotown. I’m a bit disappointed that I flaked a bit on this ride, but oh well, till next time=)
It Was a Long Spinning Class - 5.5 hours
Distance - 75km
How Does One Pose With Their Bike?
Sushi Nanaimo - Spicy Salmon combo!!!
Total Funds Raised: $550, 18% there!
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