Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Epic Ride with a Side of Coffee...

This past weekend I did something that, up to a couple months ago, I never thought I would do...I rode to Squamish!  And by ride, yes I do mean powered myself with my own two legs.  Technically it was to Britannia Beach just outside of Squamish...but still!  Our turn around point?  The oh so fabulous Galileo Coffee Company.

For those of you who haven't stopped off at this fabulous café for a coffee, treat, sandwich or breakfast wrap on your way to Whistler before, I highly recommend you add it to your itinerary next time.  The food is good, there were multiple comments about how darn amazing the coffee was, the café itself was adorable, there is plenty of seating and a gorgeous view outside, and the service is friendly and efficient.  It made you feel like someone had welcomed you into their home for a quick bite on your way.  And for you cyclists out there, they are definitely not strangers to cyclists making there way along the Sea to Sky highway.  They have a bike rack for easy storage of bikes, and were more than happy to fill water bottles.

Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed our pit stop here and will definitely be making returns in the future.  Thanks for the great lunch Galileo and the great ride ladies!

Things to note: (1) Total distance round trip: 119km.  (2) Total elevation gain: 2,036m.  (3) Total riding time: 4 hours, 55 minutes.  (4) Total trip time: 6 hours, 37 minutes.  (5) Food consumption: 4-5 water bottles, 2 Energy Balls (http://myloveoffood-shayne.blogspot.ca/2013/06/energy-balls.html), a handful of Sun-Rype fruit bites, a handful of wine gums (oh so yummy!) and one heck of a Galileo sandwich!

The X that marks the spot.  When you come down the Furry Creek hill, take your first right into the pull-out at the very bottom of the hill. 

This place isn't popular at all!

The inside seating.

My oh-so-yummy turkey club sandwich: turkey, ham, cheese, spinach, tomatoes, white onion, mayo and mustard...yummy!  ($5.50)

Quinoa salad: chickpeas, peppers, onions and green beans.  ($5.50)

Our view during lunch.  Gorgeous!

Our bikes getting a rest while we feast.
The ladies!

Twitter: @galileocoffee

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