Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by longwaytim, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    So... I am curious to see how many of us ADV riders are here on Vancouver Island.. I know that a few of us have met (usually on the mainland like the BTR etc..) I thought it would be cool to start a thread on it.
    Maybe there is a Van Isle ADV ride to be organized in the future!:clap
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  2. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Can I reserve my spot now? Moving there in a few years.
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  3. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    haha... sure :freaky
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  4. DaveBall

    DaveBall Long timer

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    I am up Qualicum Beach area.
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I don't live on the Island but close enough to be counted as I do most my riding there... I'm towards the top end about a 25 min ferry ride from Port Mcneill...
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  6. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Where are you? Sointula?

    How many of you guys are on DSBC?
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  7. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Probably most of them. OP might be better off to join DSBC (as well), rather than re-invent the wheel here. :D
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  8. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Sointula...

    We have about 10 up this way that I ride with, most are DSBCers...
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  9. jackd

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    Naw... There's lots of us older fellows who don't do the fancy dirt biking that seems to be the focus of the DSBC forum. Many of us only ride on the pavement (though I do both). I go there just to get a good read on what is happening over there - it seems to be a healthy group of guys who habitate the whole length of the Island. I have to say, one of the best times I've had of late was going to the Qualicum Bay campout a few years ago and hanging with the Island boys. They had a nice welcoming lay back feel about them. Most of my old cronies are over there and are starting to step back into the riding world, after raising their kids. I can hardly wait to slide back into that scene.
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  10. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    I was right! Not a bad guess, eh? So we have that many guys up at the North Island? And hardly anyone lives there.... Holy shit, I'm starting to get excited. I'm aiming for Courtenay or the area around it when I make the move. The Beemer is primed and ready to go.
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  11. woodsman149

    woodsman149 not n00b

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    Signing in from Nanaimo
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  12. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    I am thinking a mix of road & gravel, not singletrack....not to exlude anyone of course...:freaky just thinking more along those lines ... but ride whatever...

    Nice to here from some of you!
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  13. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    ex pa , spent the first 20 years off my life there,now live in sw ab last summer i was home for the last 2 weeks of aug . It wood be nice if this thread is around for next summer's trip, it would be great to go for a gs ride with some like minded people.:freaky
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  14. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Are you talking about street bikes that can ride on gravel like the big GS and V Stroms?
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  15. woodsman149

    woodsman149 not n00b

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    I shall back away with shame then with my meagre 650 and will only raise my head again when I grow up and get a big bike to join your 'bigger dualsport' club :rofl
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  16. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Let's not be hasty. If I still had my old Suzuki 400, I'd be adding my name to the list anyways. I was thinking of maybe excluding the HD guys though.... I got a whole whack of ribbing from those buggers at my workplace when my Beemer was ill. They just never let up on me.
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  17. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    Yeah, more or less...
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  18. woodsman149

    woodsman149 not n00b

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    Well by the sounds of it "more" is what you looking for, not "less", certainly not less than 1000cc :wink:
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  19. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    It's not so much the size of bikes but the type of riding. ...Some road, some logging road etc... If that's your thing then ride what you like!
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  20. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The big bikes earn the title "Adventure Bikes" because they can turn a simple backroads ride {for a 650} into a harrowing Adventure...

    Don't get me wrong, they're great bikes on the street and groomed gravel but definitely out of their element on rougher ground... When I play tour guide and we have some of these big bikes along I adjust the routes accordingly to stay away from the technical bits...
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