Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Another member checking in... Colwood, just outside Victoria.

    Hope to be moving back East next summer though. :clap

    Ken
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  2. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    It wasn't my intention to make this thread about the bikes, etc... I will chose my words more carefully in the future, such as my loose use of "Dualsport"... :D

    I just tought it would be cool to see if there was enough interest out there for a handful of us to get together & to do a two or three day Vanvouver Island ride sometime in the future. Lots of great paved & non paved roads... Anyway, just testing the waters for now.

    ...Looks like there is enough interest for such a ride..:clap
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  3. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    Agreed! Personally my thing is equally slab & logging roads, (perfect for the GS) & that's about it... If I did true dualsport riding, I'd have a smaller more nimble bike for sure..
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  4. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Thats good that you enjoy the capabilities of the bike and it fits your style...
    Keep in mind though that some of the best most scenic riding on Vancouver Island are in these area that will be a struggle for your GS to reach without above average riding skill...


    I don't know where you draw the line as to what is a dualsport and what is an Adventure bike, I guess that comes down to personal choice... Myself, I think the 650 class bikes can work both categories extremely well... Of coarse the big bike can do double the posted hwy speed limit while the 650 struggles after 20 over...



    Enough said, I'll leave this thread to the big bike fans...

    David...
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  5. Canadane

    Canadane Adventurer

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    Another one. New in the area. Previously in the Okanagan but now in the Qualicum Beach/Parksville area. (French Creek)

    Canadane
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  6. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Put Payner down on the list. He is now a prisoner in Alberta but is voicing plans of returning... I'm saving him a spot.
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  7. seekeronsaltspring

    seekeronsaltspring Crazy David

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    Here on Salt Spring Island I toiling with the ideal of a every day bike show as the local car show is only set up for cars. any thing bike or two to three wheels parked in a row in the park and just having a good time chatting with everyone,

    So any one intersted in coming?


    David the side car guy.
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  8. payner

    payner Been here awhile

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    Yo! Payner here, just checking in to see what's up on the Island! I never had a bike when I lived there and now I'm wishing it wasn't such a big ride (on the DR650) to get there and back... great roads fer sure.

    If I can get the DR650 out there some time I'd love to hook up with some of you for a bit of a run on the logging roads and such. I'll definitely check in here if I can find the time to ride out there.

    For the time being I'll satisfy myself with the BCBTR again this year. If you're coming east for that, it would be great to get together for a brew.

    Chris,
    former Central Saanich'ean
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  9. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Some would suggest that your DR650 is one of the ideal bikes for VI - I know that I enjoyed my old DR400 back in the day - I actually went to the effort of getting it plated because the cops were starting to chase guys on the logging roads back in the early '80s. I quit riding when I hit Vancouver but finally bought my GS a few years ago mostly for the planned riding I will be doing on the Island when I retire. So as you are returning :huh, you best start scouting around for the hardware that you will be needing.
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  10. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  11. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    996DL
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  12. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    the interest seems to be there.. :freaky
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  13. bcclayton

    bcclayton n00b

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    Signing in from Qualicum Beach
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  14. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    I knew it was only a matter of time... :fyyff

    Maybe a few of us can get together to do a Van Isle ride summer 2011? New thread wen it gets closer perhaps...
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  15. bcclayton

    bcclayton n00b

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    A summer trip would be great! But.....what about the rest of the year. I do day trips in the winter, I try for milder dry days but I also own rain gear.
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  16. atk_nut

    atk_nut and atk_nut_wife

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    signing in from Duncan
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  17. seekeronsaltspring

    seekeronsaltspring Crazy David

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    well sitting here on Salt Spring today be out riding for the snow over the weekend and today its sunny out time for pictures taking now. We got some hill calles mountains here and nice roads to zing around on if any one cares.

    DAvid Ural Gear up green.
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  18. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    I haven't been to Saltspring in over twenty years... love to get over to do some riding Around this summer
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  19. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    ..signing in (Langford), Victoria...will be heading back that way soon...no ETA yet though...will be s l o w l y making my way back to Beautiful BC within a week from Belize...even though I'm on a 650 it has been a great adventure...besides..I can barely pick it up anyways...how would I manage an 1150 or 1200?...
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  20. WeThereYet

    WeThereYet Caffeine Rider

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    Langford as well. Yatman's neighbour. Ride safe and get back soon buddy. The street has been too quiet since you've been gone! :snore

    Kudos to you for an epic journey! :bow:thumb
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