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18th Wedding Anniversary - 225km Celebration

On Sunday August 5th, Tim and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. After dropping Jamieson off at Horseshoe Bay for a week at camp, we took our bikes over to Nanaimo and rode up to Courtenay.  We stayed in the perfectly wonderful Best Western Courtenay . We didn't arrive in Nanaimo until 2:45pm and the day had been a hot one.  Starting out that late and in the heat, I started to wonder just when we would make it to Courtenay.  We knew it was about 110kms but were not 100% sure of the road conditions and the elevation gains.  After a very enjoyable and challenging ride, we arrived in Courtenay just after 8pm. Ride from Nanaimo to Courtenay Strava data click HERE The hotel staff welcomed us, our bikes and dirty faces.  After a long shower and a quick change of clothes, we were off to the hotel pub for a Sirloin steak dinner and a Caesar.  We had packed very light since we had to carry everything on our backs.  A simple t-shirt, shorts, flip flops and a toothbrush were p