Adventure Cycling in Montana

Guest Blogger: Colleen Friesen

I’ve just sent an email to my fellow Stupids instructing them to: Shine up their shoes! Buy a new lipstick!

Yes indeed. It is confirmed the 23rd Annual Hell On Wheels bicycle trip with The Stupids-At-Large is heading to Montana, U.S.A. We’ve known that part for some time, but now the editor at Adventure Cyclist magazine has confirmed he’s interested in the resulting feature story by yours truly.

But the reason for the lipstick? Well, apparently we will be photographed by the magazine somewhere between Plains and Dixon. Just hoping that they use cheesecloth filters a la Doris Day, so that we have a lovely soft focus blurring the increasingly startling lines of reality.

But can that state really handle eight semi-or-peri-or-full-on menopausal women? Can they stand back from the raging hot flashes? The flares of irritability? The loud snorkage? The guffaws?  The wildly inappropriate and very unladylike behaviour? The constant ingestion of ibuprofen chased with thin American beer?  It remains to be seen.

But I guess I really should buy some new cycling shorts. I think it will photograph better if the Lyrca still has a little snap. But then again, why should my shorts be the only thing that aren’t falling apart?

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The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world.
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