A 45 mile ride through the rolling hills of West Austin, and a bite to eat on Barton Springs road.
Helene visited Austin from Montreal for a business convention, and contacted us to arrange a guided tour of the city. Helene is an experienced cyclist, so we developed a 45 mile route that traversed rolling hills to the West and ended with a trip to Barton Springs road to enjoy food truck fare and local artisan shopping. It was a beautiful 64° – much warmer than Montreal in October!
For our guests who are avid cyclists, a loop through the hilly West Austin neighborhoods is the perfect recipe for a quick but challenging ride that allows easy access to a taste of Austin’s culture as we return to our downtown starting point. Helene’s pathfinder Allen was the perfect companion for this ride, as he knows West Austin bike routes like the back of his hand, and is talented with a camera. Helene took home a wonderful collection of photos documenting her Austin adventure.
We fitted Helene with a carbon road bike equipped with SPD pedals from our friends at Mellow Johnny’s. She was thrilled to have a light and speedy bike, water bottle, and helmet waiting for her. There’s no need to waste time that should be spent exploring a new city with organizing a bike rental.
Quelle belle expérience, ce fut une des plus belles randonnées de l’année. Un accueil de Deaton avec son sourire, un guide des plus intéressantset expérimenté, et une fin de parcours avec une douceur, soit une serviette fraîche au romarin , du jamais vu.
Translation: What a great experience. It was one of the best rides of the year. My host Deaton with her smile, a most interesting and experienced guide, and ending with a cool Rosemary-scented towel, something I’ve never seen. Perfect ride! Thank you.