Saturday was a day of adventure! I got up early, had breaky and got all of my riding gear together. I was meeting my friend Kiwi Deb and our friend Kristen for a ride to Port Renfew to ride the loop. Deb also invited her experienced rider friends Brian and Stephen. They were awesome and patient with us newbs! The Loop is an amazing scenic ride twisting up Vancouver Island's West Coast. It is very rural and in places desolate. After Sooke there is very little cellular connection and its spotty at best. I would highly recommend that you let folks know where you are going because it is pretty isolated. It was hard trying to decide what to do about what type of gear to wear. I opted to leave the quilted liner in my jacket (very glad I did that) I only went with the single liner in my pants. I had a vest and my wind/water proof gloves with liner. It started out to be warm, but then quickly cooled off.
Brian was our lead rider and he was excellent! He was very thoughtful of all of us in the group and pulled over to keep us together and to let the antsy sports car drivers past and other motorcyclists who decided they need to drive fast. This road is NOT about fast. It is very twisty has lots of sharp turns. LOVED IT. Our sweep rider Stephen was very experienced and it was great know he was back there watching out for us. We wound our way up the coast, stopped at French Beach and then had lunch in Port Renfrew and made our way back the loop through Lake Cowichan, Duncan and finally home. It was a great day. Only thing that would have made it perfect would have been if Motorcycle Man could have come, unfortunately he was under the weather.