This Sunday morning we decided to do something different and ride down south of San Pedro rather than our usual route up north.  The road south of Victoria House is much improved since the last time we rode down there and appeared to have been recently graded.  Traffic was almost non-existent, and the mostly smooth sand made for some great riding, especially after the jarring cobblestone roads in town.  There was still the occasional puddle, but many fewer than our last attempt at this ride.

We made it down to mile 5.5 south of town, which appeared to be about as far as you can go, though we might be wrong about that.  Barry had already ridden 13 miles in a north loop before picking me up to join him, so we figured this was far enough.  We were getting pretty hungry by this time anyway, and we planned to have brunch in town, so it was time to head back that way.
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Ras Safari was not open today -- wonder if it ever is?
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I liked all the Caribbean colors in this view -- blue, yellow, turquoise, and pink. And check out that sky!
We decided to get our brunch at Estel's on the beach, where we had a table in the sand with a perfect view.
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It's hard to remember Christmas is just two weeks away when we are here!
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This little sailing vessel with outrigger was flying along with the west wind on his beam.
Breakfast was slower in coming than usual because the place was packed, but it was worth the wait.  I was so starved I dug in before Barry reminded me about the obligatory food shot!
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My Huevos Rancheros with refried beans and fry jacks - very traditional and yummy!
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Barry's huge breakfast burrito, fully loaded and topped with Marie Sharp's hot sauce, of course!
Today was a big day for me as I went over 2000 miles of cycling for the year.  Most in Chapel Hill on my road bike, of course, but a good number since our beach cruiser bikes arrived in Belize in September.  This is the most I've ridden since my cycling accident in 2005, so I'm delighted to have been able to accomplish this, since I'm certainly getting no younger.  Fortunately, cycling can be enjoyed at any age for healthy folks, and I hope to do so for many years to come!
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"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike..."
12/11/2011 09:22:10 am

Ras has been closed about a year now I think. I have online gps maps of my beach bike rides from a couple of years ago, with true miles on them. Connect.garmin.com if you want to take a look. Ras also has a geocache..... Www.geocaching.com for more information.

Congrats on your 2k. I'm hoping to break 2600 before years end.

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BeBelize Emily
12/11/2011 10:44:49 am

Thanks, Acer! And congratulations on your mileage total. Is that in Belize? If so, even a greater accomplishment. Barry has over 7K for the year, but he was retired all year and able to put in mega-miles on the roads in N.C. before we got here. I was working right up until we moved down so couldn't come close to his mileage. We actually have a GPS and have mapped a lot of our rides too, but not today's. Thanks!

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12/11/2011 09:50:40 pm

You trumped my walk! But yes...very different view on the beach vs. the road. And more dragons...

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Acerbelize
12/11/2011 10:34:28 pm

Wow. 7k is impressive even for a roadie! I'm back stateside, and most of mine is mtn / trails. I just started riding a couple of years ago.

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BeBelize Emily
12/12/2011 03:28:22 am

Good job, Acer! On trails and mtb, that's a lot of miles! I used to do a 10-mile hilly loop on the mtb that would wear me out. I'd have to do that 270 times in a year to match your mileage. No way! ;-)

I gotta see those dragons, Rebecca. It would be a LONG walk for us from up north, tho!

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