Ride – Saturday, March 5, 2022

Today was a bit of a cool one but it felt oh so good to be back on the bike.

We left Qualicum Beach just after noon . A helmet malfunction on of the groups chin piece on the modular made our route plan bit of a change. We left and traveled along highway 19, the ocean side route.

The wonderful thing about our side of the island is that you never know what is going to happen during a ride.

As we were traveling along the highway, we took a bit of a stop to watch a Herring opening

During this time of year, the Herring come in to spawn on the beaches and shallows. This means feast for the gulls, sea lions and, of course, people. Herring is an important food source for the local First Nations as well.

We continued on to the Union Bay rest stop. A nice little place on the side of the highway with some picnic tables. With the help of one of the other riders, i even got help scoring a geocache before traveling up the old highway to Campbell River to the Ideal Cafe for lunch. Good food at a reasonable price, it’s always worth a stop on a trip up island.

We left and did a bit of a ride by on the Spit – to scope out a good place for a picnic and a walk along the water

A ride along the back roads to Comox was a wonderful change. Also, its a great way to make a list of destinations for future rides.

I’ve heard great things about this place and am putting it on the list of future rides. https://cvcollective.ca/market-innovators-abuelos-corn-tortillas/.

We made the stop at Jack’s Motorcycle in Comox, one of the riders was able to pick up a new helmet at a very reasonable price. And i had to pick up a new set of riding glasses which broke as i was standing there.

A quick stop there, then on to Wayward Distillery in Courtenay to pick up some Krupnik on the way home and it was back down the old island hwy to home.

Finally got home around 6pm. A great sunny day with great riding companions makes for a fantastic day! Me happy.

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