Hornby Island by Bike

The last few years Tony and myself have taken our bikes across Denman and Hornby Island to drop off Bike to Work Week posters. This year we took out mountain bikes to hit some of the trails on Hornby Island. We also wanted to go with limited gear, carrying just a front pouch on our bikes. I was able to fit my Canon EOS-M with the 22mm lens, a rain coat, a flash with some 10yr old Laphroaig, bike repair supplies.

After dropping posters and having the 2nd coffee of the day, we headed to Hornby and took the Shingle Spit trail to Ford’s Cove. From there we headed up to the fantastic views of the Outer Ridge trail to the Summit of Mt Geoffrey. Taking in the views with a nip of scotch, it was then off via The Way, Mr Toads Wild Ride, Four Dead Aliens (bottom), NorthWind Trail, Washing Machine, and Colts Foot to Tribune Bay beach and some refuelling time via snack food and beer.

The ride back was more road based but we were able to get some nice relaxing time and reminisced over the time I had to run for the Hornby Island ferry after a ill timed flat tire.

It is always a good trip, enjoy the photos below.

Boarding the Denman Island Ferry

Boarding the Denman Island Ferry

Putting in the Poster

Putting in the Poster

Here

Here

First Coffee

First Coffee

Window

Window

Across the Sound

Across the Sound

Heading to Hornby

Heading to Hornby

At rest

At rest

Outside the Thatch pub

Outside the Thatch pub

Another Here

Another Here

Shingle Spit Trail

Shingle Spit Trail

Tony out for a rip

Tony out for a rip

Classic Hornby, Break Spot

Classic Hornby, Break Spot

Creature

Creature

Logs

Logs

Trail

Trail

I spy Chrome Island, Outer Ridge Trail

I spy Chrome Island, Outer Ridge Trail

Me

Me

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flower

flower

View from the summit of Mt Geoffrey

View from the summit of Mt Geoffrey

Washing Machine Trail, Rider: Tony

Washing Machine Trail, Rider: Tony

Aliens

Aliens

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Refreshments

Refreshments

Tony on the Beach

Tony on the Beach

Kona Taro

Kona Taro

Waiting for the Boat

Waiting for the Boat

Till the next time Hornby

Till the next time Hornby

Gates

Gates

Crusing

Crusing

Last Hill

Last Hill

Ride to home

Ride to home

Back to the Island

Back to the Island

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