Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. krmtclml

    krmtclml Been here awhile

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    Hidden empty one on the north western end of the Island!
    Weather was good. Little bit of rain on Sunday but nothing major.
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  2. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    The gate at Tugwell Main was open, as was Kapoor, so I ran a little loop today.

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  3. Serp

    Serp Been here awhile Supporter

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    Good planning! Not too often both those gates are open. And nice pictures too.
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  4. mikeped

    mikeped Adventurer

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    That is a substantial gate! With some serious blocks to prevent going around. Glad we haven't gotten those around Powell River (yet?). Maybe tuck the little TW through, but not my Dakar or your Tiger. Thanks for the post.
  5. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Today, three of us drove out to Sooke, then up Tugwell, Butler Main, to Valentine Main and back to Bulter, and Tug and then home.
    Start off looking a little crappy, but the sun soon came out and it turned out to be a terrific day!

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  6. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Nothing fancy, just a couple of guys having fun.

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  7. RunawayRider

    RunawayRider n00b

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    Moved to the island a few months ago. A quick video of the North Island 1000.
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  8. 2wheellifer

    2wheellifer Adventurer

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    Great video. Meet you outside the A&W in Port Hardy.
  9. RunawayRider

    RunawayRider n00b

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    It was great meeting you. Hopefully our paths will cross again.
  10. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    I little rip on the little bike around Mt Wood and Oliphant Lake.

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  11. roadhammer

    roadhammer Adventurer

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    Quick pavement day. 1014 kms, Extended Duffy Loop. Sooke,Nanaimo,Cache Creek, Merrit, Princeton, Tsawassen,Sooke.
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  12. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    That’s a pretty full day!
  13. krmtclml

    krmtclml Been here awhile

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    Missing the island ADV life, been on the road for two weeks and 6000 km now, exploring bc. This great province has some sights to be seen forsure!!
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  14. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    20210703_123058.jpg 20210702_095533.jpg 20210701_131436.jpg 20210702_113046.jpg 20210702_102234.jpg 20210627_200840.jpg Last week was perfect timing weather wise for a Vancouver Island ride!;
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  15. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    Saw one elk (no pic), four bears, eagles (various).
    A perfect temperature day for a few hours exploring the Van Isle...explored some of the gravel tracks from PMCR from Mesachie Lake moving West. Great weather, temperature, wild life (elk-no pic), bears (happy we weren't going through the same berry patch), beautiful scenery, so much open space, fresh clean water available, we share a very rich land and are blessed. No injuries nor damage even when a slow down was done-bike was tired and a rest/reset needed...a good explore. Black Bears.jpg Good Lookin' crew.JPG Black Berries.JPG Resting.JPG Clear Waters.JPG Nice track.JPG

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  16. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Just a few pictures from a trip with my brother last month up to Port Alice, Side Bay, Klaskish Inlet Recreation Site and anywhere else we ended up exploring.
    On the drive up we rain into some rain north of Campbell River and again one afternoon we got dumped on riding back from Side Bay. The rain was very welcome as it both kept the dust down, and it put everyone at ease as far as exploring in the backcountry. We had a great trip and will likely be back next Auguest.

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  17. KevinZucht

    KevinZucht Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Two weeks back while coming back from a GREAT up Island ADV/Beach trip.....I ran out of fuel a few KM north of Campbell R....put my helmet out back....less than a minute later..."Ya need a hand" the fellow that stopped asked. He, being an ADV rider saw a brother in need...ran me into town and back with fuel!!!! He told me about a 604 ADV group but alas I can't seem to find it or info about this group.....for if they are like him....LETS RIDE!
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  18. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    Sure was a great ride up to the north end! 20210819_131748.jpg k2.jpg k5.jpg 20210817_075829.jpg
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  19. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    The north island was very busy this summer. :)

    BTW did you enjoy a lovely meal at Port Alice Family Foods?
    I was the only place serving food when we were up there.
    The pizza place was "closed due to illness"?!?


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  20. krmtclml

    krmtclml Been here awhile

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    Living up here on the north Island I can say forsure I seen more bikes this year then I have ever seen up here.
    There is a new coffee shop in Port Alice that makes a good cup and has some good snacks if your looking for a place to stop.