Thursday, 23 July 2009

A day at Manhattan Beach

Today was our last rest day before we pick up our bikes, so everyone went to the beach for the day. Swimming in the Pacific, dolphin watching, sunbathing and a fly past by some pelicans. Then back to our hotel for an evening B-B-Q around the pool with free wine and beer supplied by the hotel. Everyone is getting quite excited about getting on the bikes and heading for Palm Springs. California is in the middle of an unusual heat wave and temperatures inland are predicted to rise as high as 105F (40C!). Even higher in Death Valley. But our support vehicle is carrying plentiful supplies of water and our guide, Dean Cognito (yes, that really is his name), will make sure we don't get into difficulties.

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  1. Hi Terry,

    I hope that you all have a fantastic time. Have a cocktail or three for me (I am now in serious training for your birthday)


  2. Well nobody could ever say that you were not making the most of everything there! Sounds, and looks absolutely fantastic.
    Can't wait to see you all lined up with your bikes when you get them. Can we also have a close up of Michel's ne hair cut please?
    I got an email from Dawn this morning, Ryan is back home now, and they're hoping to link-up with you in San Fransisco.
    Love to you all, Ross

  3. Oh, and free wine too, life just couldn't be any better!!!

  4. Looks like you all having a good time over there....if Chris and Ness want any bridesmaids for when they get to Vegas we'll be sure to get time off work just send us a ticket!! I bet you all cant wait to get on the bikes after chill time. Safe trip, put plenty of factor 50 on; seems like your gonna need it!! love and best wishes. Melissa & Krystal XXX

  5. There has been a slight delay in the blog being updated as Terry was so drunk Tueday night that he went walkabout even after we got him back to his room. Normal service resumed now dried out and on the wagon.

  6. Glad to hear that someone is keeping tabs on my dad (Terry), enjoying the posts so far and looking forward to reading about the rest of your adventure!

    Flo x

  7. Glad to see that you're maintaining the Baujolais Biker usual standards Terry, keep up the good work (remember, you're dinking for two now).

  8. Good luck to Jan, hope you enjoy your first long distance ride out...hope you and David have a cracking good time

    and David "Happy Birthday"...don't forget to get the cakes in :-)

  9. Hi Terry please ensure Mr Corbett has plenty of sunscreen he does blister badly and then whinges something awfull !!

    Have a great day ! lucky people

    Ken Bevis

  10. Dad, why are you breathing in so much on that photo?! Glad you are all well, love to mum too xxx