Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. Mikeb99

    Mikeb99 Adventurer

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    Any other wife , husband teams from the Island heading to Tuk in 2019
  2. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    North Vancouver Island
    My pictures are nothing compared to most of yours, but you gotta love living on northern Vancouver Island, this lookout is about 5 minutes from my front door. IMG_0131.jpeg
  3. thinking

    thinking Island 690

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    Great picture-
    Definitely follows the dual sport Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
    1-Ride up
    2-take a picture of what you can see (bike in foreground)
    3-ride down
    4-post online for others to see.
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  4. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Like this ? ...

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  5. thinking

    thinking Island 690

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    Exactly, :rofl

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  6. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    Bacalar Lagoon (fresh water) Quintana Roo, Mexico.....

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  7. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Mine was at Divisidero, Copper Canyon, Mexico.

    Now that I see water & a tent, Clearwater Lake near Tweedsmuir Park ...

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  8. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Got out for a New Years Day ride around the Alice lake loop today. I highly recommend this route for anyone looking for a easy off-road ride on the north island. About 125km of good logging roads with some cool sites to see.
    Wishing everyone the best in 2019
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  9. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    Nicely done & said krmtclml...
    Let's get out there for 2019 whoo hoo!!
    Van Isle...
    ...a little bit of heaven on earth
  10. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    IMG_0228.jpeg Managed to find a few hours in between rain storms to get out on the XR today. Nice little loop, down Nimpkish main to steal creek, back up around bonanza lake. The pictures don`t even start to do the mountains justice. the sun on the fresh snow looked amazing.
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  11. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    This one turned out nice.. Looks like you have more range with the plastic tank, lots of fuel still showing..
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  12. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Thanks gunnerbuck, the iPhone can only do so much. About 10 minutes after this picture was taken it started to rain and the rest of the ride was a little wet...
    I think I did around 120km and I still had 2/3 of a tank of fuel when I got home so the range is much better. Opens up a lot more options on places to go for sure.
  13. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Great day for a ride today, Did a nice 170 km loop from Port Mcneill down to Woss and back, all on gravel. Sorry no pics this time, i was too busy trying to remember how to shift and brake (first ride with a new pair of Sidi's). For anyone who is thinking of coming up this way, I highly recommend heading north on Nimpkish main from Woss. Nice gravel road that follows the river. Way nicer then the highway. Just watch for trucks if you travel during the week.
  14. Serp

    Serp Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks, good to know. I've been on the road from Gold River to Woss but always wondered what the road was like north of Woss. We'll have to get up through there on the bikes this year.
  15. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Some continuous gravel routes here: https://www.graveltravel.ca/index.p...ticle&id=83:tcat-the-island&catid=1&Itemid=71
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  16. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Thanks Gunner, your write up on the site is very detailed. I did email them requesting the gps files for the island but never got an answer back.
    It’s a crazy small world, one of the guys on your documented trip on gravel travel is my neighbor. And I’m pretty sure a bought a xr250l off you a few years ago....
  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Yep, weren’t you working at the gravel factory? E mail Tedagain, sometimes he is busy and he sends them out when he gets the chance..
  18. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Yup that’s right Gunner. Still moving mountains. I will try gravel travel again and see if I can get the files.
  19. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Got out for a North Island ADV latte.

    Ride 70km of gravel logging roads,

    Make a jet boil coffee on the beach of a beautiful lake, looking up at Pinder peak

    Enjoy a hot coffee with a good friend

    Ride a different 80 km home on old logging roads.

    Didn’t see one other vehicle all day.

    Gotta love Vancouver Island!!
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  20. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep

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    Hi everyone

    Wow some great pics and adventures!!! I especially like the summiting of peaks!!! I grew up in Calgary and was into light mountaineering as a kid...

    I have a couple of bikes... but for the things I have seen in this thread it would be the 800 GSA that has been pretty much modified to a perfect backwoods traveller. For north island stuff, I have a toy hauler I would load the bike into, and then transit north to meet riders and then park it, ride the bike, ect... for extended sorta stays... if not, load the bike in the truck and go north. I am always 15 minutes early... ready to go... that kind of guy. Like to sweep, I like to see the action in front of me. Been to baja twice.

    looking at exploring this island. backwoods capable with gear and a good dependable attitude.

    Going to Tut is on my list too. This summer is the plan since last summer was my move here to Vic and that got bumped.

    Excited to learn the island!
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