Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    ...he didn't say he was on Comox Lake main line...he said he was West of Comox Lake....this guy (gunnerbuck) gets some serious kms done in a short time....
    there's the rub, me thinks....

    cheers..ride safe
    yatman
  2. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I am in Courtenay, waiting an extra day to ride back to the north Island for the roads to get cleared... Going to head up tomorrow afternoon hopefully... 29cm of snow so far fell today in the Tsitika pass with an almost 50 CM base... When I rode through on Friday there was only about 15CM.. Going to be an interesting ride up tomorrow...
  3. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Yep, I was not on Comox main...
  4. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Lots of hwy warnings up first thing this AM so I hung back for a while until I saw a travel window between snowstorms, I left Courtenay around 1pm

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    About 175 k into it the snow started again..
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    Just around the corner from this pic it really started dumping, the road surface disappeared under the white blanket and I was constantly clearing my shield to see... Not much fun but after 20 km of torture the snow let up and I could relax a bit... An eventful ride...
  5. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Ever thought about heading up Mt. Washington in winter? :wink:
  6. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    I like riding. I enjoy many aspects of it. The grace and charm of exploration, vistas, relaxation or adrenaline from speed, technical, challenging, on/off road.
    I try to be ATGATT and have had some set backs and benefits...have heated gear, balaclava, good rain gear...experienced hot, cold, warm, dry, wet, miserable, cold (hypothermic) & scared.....I think I only ride those conditions if I get caught...why look for trouble?...snowmobiles have their place, aircraft, submarines......you see what I'm sayin'

    enjoy but try to stack the deck in your favour...

    my $0.02
  7. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Good advice...
  8. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    When the Zombies come, I'll be ready!
  9. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    just tripped onto this thread....im a dualist on a DR650 that is ready for the apocalypse. Better yet i have twisted a friend into a BMW 800 GS also , the only issue is that him and I have to get his wive to allow him to use it as it's supposed to be , maybe after a DS event or 2 with her coming along in the RV :norton. one never knows
  10. chris73

    chris73 Been here awhile

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    I am always willing to give the f800 the sound thrashing it deserves. I have been on a lot of the sooke hills trails and it is definitely a challenge. Lots of fun though. Usually turn back because I am alone. Lol
  11. canadian chris

    canadian chris Been here awhile

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    WWCN11 CWVR 071223
    SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
    ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
    AT 4:23 AM PST FRIDAY 7 MARCH 2014.
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    WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL BRITISH COLUMBIA...

    RAINFALL WARNING FOR:
    =NEW= WEST VANCOUVER ISLAND
    =NEW= NORTH VANCOUVER ISLAND.

    UP TO 100 TO 120 MM EXPECTED FOR WEST VANCOUVER ISLAND AND NORTH VANCOUVER ISLAND THROUGH TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.




    better clean out those rain gutters :deal
  12. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I'm headed to Courtenay again this weekend, I'll leave a bit earlier than planned to get ahead of this... At least I don't have to worry about snow this time, come Monday the rain will have it all melted...
  13. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    Pulled the trigger on a house on the island so I'll be officially a Van Isle rider in April. Really looking forward to exploring.

    Being from Alberta I have never been asked before if I want earthquake coverage on the house. I'd be interested in any opinions you all may have about this subject

    See y'all on the road and trails

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
  14. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Welcome to the Island...

    We had a few pretty good shakers on the North Island in the last couple of years.. The big one that hit the Charlottes, gave us a pretty good long lasting jolt as well, strong enough that they evacuated the low lying areas... That been said I and most of the people I know have never had earthquake insurance..

    The worst quake to hit the area happened in 1700 and you can walk in some of the forests and still see the damage it caused back then... I took a forester in one area and he looked around and the first thing he said was "something catastrophic happened here"... We scoped the area out and then bored a couple of trees currently standing and the cores showed the age to be 270 yrs... This bears witness that the 1700 earthquake took out that entire stand of timber that was now laying on the ground cloaked over with moss..

    As long as the plates keep slipping and giving off smaller quakes we should be ok, more of a concern is when the plates hang up for a longer period of time and then gets pressured into a big slip like in 1700...
  15. canadian chris

    canadian chris Been here awhile

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    welcome to the Island!

    Most folks seem to use Nanamo as the midpoint, with everything above it being North Island and everything below it being South Island. Lots of dual sport enthusiasts here, with local events, scrambles and rallies all summer. ADVs own Gunnerbuck is reknowned for his North Island Ride.


    one school of thought is that any event big enough to level houses will be closely followed by Federal disaster response & recovery dollars for community rebuilding, regardless of who does and does not have earthquake insurance.
  16. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    Id post in the for sale but I'd get ridiculed to death for having one . if im gonna be ridiculed it might as well be locally. I have a Tomos scooter for sale ok despite the flack I will get for owning it I have a 05 Tomos scooter for sale with an Airsel upgrade 65 cc kit on itt (300 $) includes new piston cyl carb gearing. new HD shocks Broken in runs well 1600ish km on it .. between the DR, the boat, the exploder and the RV i dont have a need for this little gem..as i can figure out how to upload a pic for this heres a link to a picture I hope

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=230091773858717&l=f33f2e546a 1000$cdn if a ADVer
  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Hows this Jim?
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  18. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Put up a flyer in Fernwood Square, it will sell over night! :stoned
  19. chris73

    chris73 Been here awhile

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    You're gonna love it here.I moved here from Ab last year. Still work there. Not as many adventure riding areas in the south island. More smaller dual sport stuff.
  20. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    awesome thanks alot