Last week we welcomed Steve and Mark from Alderney in the Channel Islands to 3Bs on their respective Triumph and GS bikes. They arrived in rather warm conditions on Friday and after a refreshing cold beer settled into their rooms. They had pre-booked a BBQ for that evening so this was duly provided, along with the necessary liquid refreshment of course :-). Over the meal we made plans for the following day.
Saturday morning dawned fair and after a leisurely breakfast we all set off on the bikes for an amble to Lac de Vassiviere. Led by myself, we explored a new route to the lake and it seemed to provide some good roads. We stopped at the restaurant over looking the lake and added to our calorie intake for the day with waffles, loaded with yummy stuff. Then Arnie elected to lead the ride back on our tried and tested route which takes in some stunning roads...I think Steve was heard to remark that these were the best roads he had ever ridden!
Back to base, a short rest and both guys decided they would like to try some off roading. Duly kitted out, off they set with Arnie round our practise course. Neither had really ridden off road before so a few tips were given and once those were taken on board they both took to it like ducks to water. The grins were massive, even when Steve took a little topple over coming out of the river crossing. That evening we ate at the restaurant by our local lake and then repaired to 3Bs to finish off the bottle of Jack Daniels Honey which the boys had thoughtfully brought with them.
The next morning the weather looked a bit iffy (and I think they might have been a tad sore after the previous days exertions) so we invited them to join us, meeting some friends in Pompadour (the city of the horse) for lunch. En route to Pompadour we showed them Segur le Chateau which is a very picturesque Medieval village. Once we got to Pompadour, introductions were made all round and we were squeezed onto our table at Le Café Remparts. A very pleasant lunch was followed by an interesting hour or so watching an Arabian horse show (weird, lots of plastic bags, is all I will say!) and some horse racing from a distance. We then meandered back to 3Bs and were treated to some of Arnie's pizzas for supper.
The guys had been due to leave on Monday but asked if it would be possible to stay for another night so we relented and took them to Rocamadour in Oscar the minibus (as the weather really wasn't playing ball).
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Hi. I am Ad and the aim of this blog is to keep you informed of what's going on at 3Bs Biking