Here it is, everybody - let's see if we can beat the first one!
Due to the rushed nature of our last ride's destination, I thought perhaps a beautiful sandy beach could work better - who wants to rush away from gorgeous blue-green water and half-naked women? Hence my suggestion for destination:Tribune Bay on Hornby Island.
The ride will take us through the wide-open, inland island highway where those with the need for speed can top out easily and safely. Then we have a short ferry ride - just long enough for a smoke, pee and water break, followed by some nice cool back road to our next ferry for another smoke/pee/water break. Then it's off to the beach for the afternoon!
Tribune Bay is a south-facing cove with nothing but sand and clear water. There are propane grills in the field just up from the beach for anyone wanting lunch. Topless here is tolerated, and for those wishing to bare more there is a nude beach across the west point via a short trail.
The entire trip from Horseshoe Bay to Tribune Bay takes about 3 hours and will cost approximately $60 round trip in ferry fares per bike. Anyone wanting to get up early and do the malahat can leave from Tsawassen and we'll all hook up in Nanoose Bay.
Times and specific date are open to suggestion (what's the point of a forum if I don't need others' input?) though I would prefer a week-day for sure so that we can reduce ferry line-ups/hang-ups, ride through reduced traffic in the shitty spots and have a less-crowded beach when we arrive.
GIRLS: Never mind me, I'm apparently SO intimidating that I'm still single despite the odds of our first ride so GET ON YOUR BIKES THIS TIME AND RIDE!!!