Saturday, May 14, 2011

Singapore Bike Hash in Bali

It's time for the Singapore Bike Hash in Bali - Ride 413. Thanks to Wendy and Tim and the folks at Bali Trailblazers for yet another expertly organised trip. This time we stayed at the Furama Villa and Spa Resort in Ubud for the first 2 nights, and then at the classy Alila Manggis in Candidasa for rest of the trip.

As with previous years, the trip is family friendly, with great food and company. The riding is superb, although I noticed a lot more tracks that were paved with cement - not so good for traction.

And after six years of keeping a low profile in the Hash, time has finally caught up with me and I was conferred the Hash name "Two Nipple Action" ... clearly by some disgruntled members' observation of the tight shirts that I am partial to.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Red Rock Canyon Mountain Bike Tour

I revisited the deserts of Las Vegas for a mountain bike ride, this time via McGhie's Bike Outpost in Blue Diamond town. Chris the manager at the bike rental shop was absolutely professional and helpful, and prepared the Trek Gary Fisher Rumblefish 29er perfectly.

The weather was warm and dry, and the ride expertly guided by Amy from McGhie's. She went out of her way to ensure a flawless and fun ride, even though she wasn't feeling very well.

The folks at McGhie's - highly recommended!