Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. 00Buck

    00Buck dirt rules

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    South Vancouver Island, BC
  2. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Whoo hoo!!!! :clap
  3. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor

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    Toulouse - FR
  4. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Hmm, looking for a good late winter camping/fishing adventure.... Should I head West, or north from Vic? Backroad to Alberni I'm thinking maybe, taking backroads from Shawnigan to Cowichan Lake, Gas up in Youbou, or should I aim a bit further north? Or, the other place on my mind is Nitnat, Carmanah area, or maybe even Bamfield...I just overhauled my whole bike last weekend, and got a mechanic to do the valves and cam chain the week before that, and now I'm ready for an adventure! Gotta get outa the city!
  5. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    when are you thinking? looking for company? i may have acess to a cabin right on the nitinat river... :wink:
  6. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    Oops - looks like I poked a bees nest. No need to be all defensive and sensitive about my comment. I didn't mean to get you all riled up.

    I am happy to take anyone out on their KLR or Vstrom and see how they go on the stuff I ride on. All the good riders know better. They put the 650 in the shed and get out the 250/300 race bike.

    So - wanna put your money where your mouth is? I'll bring the video camera. :D
  7. RRockhead

    RRockhead Hoser.

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    Moved to north of Courtenay from deadmonton just about a year ago . I still work in Alberta tho.
  8. RRockhead

    RRockhead Hoser.

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    I'm Budyic on the DSBC.
  9. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    ..had what I thought was a good way to pass my first 100k kms on my Dakar went out to the Carmanah (again) and took my cousin as it had been MANY YEARS since we had been out that way last. Had a really good, safe, fun, ride and we hope to get some camping, exploring, and fishing done out there again this season. We caught some rain but that wasn't too bad and a bit of snow dusting was noticed on the ride out but it was fine. Hoping to connect with some other "local riders" to do similar but hasn't happened too much but....once the REAL betta wetha comes there'll be dual sports everywhere no doubt. Just thought to share and try and keep this thread "current"
    Happy, safe riding
    yatman :wink:

    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2091133
  10. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    saw lots of people on the highway out to renfrew today!

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  11. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Tomorrow{ Sat 20th} I'll be doing a backroads loop from Cambell River towards the North Island if anyone is interested in joining me... Could meet up at the Chevron in C.R. near the Gold River cutoff at around 10AM...

    Count on about a 400-500 KM circle loop from there... Post up if your interested..
  12. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    Hello gunnerbuck, Sadly I am not able to connect THIS TIME...due to another commitment but in future, a bit of notice and I would like to see what routes you'd be willing to share.
    Must accompany the Mrs. to Courtenay to have some upkeep done on her Can Am Spyder...this thread has SO MUCH promise....keep posting the invites however and hopefully someday/somewhere...safe ride.

    yatman, Victoria :nod
  13. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I kind of posted this last minute after finally seeing a favorable weather forecast... I'll post some highlight pics if I manage to take any...
  14. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Please do so I can live vicariously while in the frozen north under a fresh 10" blanket.
  15. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Here are some images of the day:

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    A couple weeks ago this section was impassable and I forgot my saw... Today I brought one but to my good fortune some one else cleared it...
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    Years back they took over million dollars in gold out of this little hole... Doesn't sound like much until you factor in that todays prices would be 50 times that...
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    The dreaded flat... I hit a nugget and immediately lost all air on a steep downhill... A bit of a skill testing moment to get her stopped with a jelly front end..
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    The slime pump was the charm
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    Back together..
  16. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    looks great, nice post, thank you
    do you have a GPS track to go with it?

    as a suggestion everytrail is cool, tracks, geo tags pictures, and graphs speed, elevation, etc. :clap
  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The entire loop was 550KM from home to home, I don't think I turned the GPS on until after Cambell River so likely the second half will be in the active track log...
  18. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    YES....that was her...(if it was a yellow Spyder)...I was following in the "support vehicle" which enabled us to go to "Dick's" in C.R. for Halibut on the waterfront....:rofl
  19. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Thanks for the pics David.
  20. swinada

    swinada Adventurer

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    Going to catch the first Ferry on Tuesday from PR to Comox and then head up to CR and in to Gold River and Tahsis. Never been there before so looking forward to some new scenery.
    Then possibly on Wednesday from Nanaimo to lake Cowichan through the Nanaimo Lakes road, and from Cowichan over to Port Renfrew and Sooke, Victoria and back up to catch a ferry back.