Vancouver Island Day Trips

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Tropic-Of-Canada, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. it happens

    it happens sh it happens

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    I never meet your gramps but I would believe him. My real stomping grounds is a little north at Nanaimo Lakes. I like to fish the Cowichan. I only ride by on the way to Renfrew.
  2. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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  3. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    What a spectacular RR. This truly reminds me that I need to get out to the island and do more discovering I've only done it with the family and car camping. That ride report and your pictures kept me entertained for the last two hours while getting ready to go to work. I had a 1984 Toyota Tercel SR5 four-wheel-drive. And nothing was amazing never let me down until the timing belt broke. Then I lost it in a crooked golf game. But by that time it'd already seen 400,000 km. mine was the gold colored one. I have family in Vancouver and I plan on one day stashing a bike of there. So I can explore the island and surrounding area.
    Amazing stuff, I'm subscribed so don't stop posting
  4. Red Herring

    Red Herring Gnarly Commuter

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    Your rides are terrific. What I wish I was doing a lot more of! Thanks for the photos and the inspiration! :clap
  5. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Late July 2013. Leaving the Island for the trip north. Hadn't rained for a month until that day! It was a soaker all the way to Nanaimo, then it stopped as soon as I got on the ferry!

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50049382@N07/9433658804" title="IMG_0806 by Gareth, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9433658804_426e9efc32_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="IMG_0806"></a>

    Random shots from last winter.

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  6. Pgar

    Pgar Adventurer

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    Gonna post here soon. Love exploring the island on my bike. Happy i found this thread. cheers !
  7. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50049382@N07/11487906633" title="IMG_0570 by Gareth, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11487906633_06cf1daf92_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="IMG_0570"></a>

    That's Washington State in the distance.

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  8. OldPete2112

    OldPete2112 Been here awhile

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    Just got my GSA on Dec 23, managed to get out for a ride on Christmas Day before I had to get back to work on Boxing Day. Maybe we can meet up for a ride sometime when I get home.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    That also is Washington state in the back ground, this was taken not far from the lighthouse.

    OP

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    All who wander are not lost.
  9. Concow Mower

    Concow Mower Wild Doggie

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    Tropic of Canada, when for a short ride back in the day on my BMW R75/5. I haven't owned that ride for a very long time but I see "The Island" is still a beautiful place.
    Images from back in the day, (summer 1976). :D
    On the way north
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    Darn, I was young!
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    A little artsy stuff
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    Sproat Lake with a couple of Martin Mars water bombers
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    Into every life some rain must fall
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    No doubt you've seen this monument
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    It was a good ride, on a beautiful island. :clap
    Cheers
    Dave
  10. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    They replaced the old sign with a new one, it is about a KM from my house
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  11. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Awesome photos, thanks for sharing!
  12. Aaen

    Aaen Adventurer

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    I can't wait. I'm moving back next week with bike in tow!!. Not sure how much exploring I'll be able to do this time around, but on my next rotation, I should not have some problem.

    Be very interested in going out for a ride if anyone is interested. My current bike is a tiger 800xc., looking more for forestry and living toast type of riding.




    Steve
  13. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    OK, I have to ask...
  14. Aaen

    Aaen Adventurer

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    hahaha, that is what you get from using tapatalk and iPhone autocorrect. That was suppose to be logging road, sigh.

    Anyways, I am back on the island and have the bike out of storage. Was out and about on it a bit to day in nanaimo, making an ass out of myself and looking at some apartments.

    If anyone is up for a ride in the next few days, let me know or if you know of any good rides around the area I would appreciate it. I'll back reading through this thread again as I cannot remember what was in here for rides before.

    Thanks

  15. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    Bah. I liked the old one.
  16. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Absolutely beautiful shots of the lighthouse, well done.

    Where do you live on the a Island? I am in Victoria/Brentwood Bay. (Sorry if you said that somewhere - I skimmed through but didn't see it)

    David
  17. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    I missed seeing your reply, thanks man lol I just couldn't puzzle that one out :D

    "living toast" just cracks me up for some reason :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
  18. Dashbaw

    Dashbaw Fat Old Guy

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    Just noticed this thread. I hope you realize that the above conduct is frowned upon. Well, I guess you have been back for awhile, I guess you can stay. :)

    Interesting rides, wish I was younger.

    David
  19. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    I ended up moving with my parents to Prince George after the Mill closed in Youbou when I was 17. I came back about 7 years ago, my Dad just retired, and they just came back in September!

    I have a lot of rides to post! I'm way behind!
  20. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    Great RR TOC, I went fishing with my brothers back in 1998 out of Port Alberni. You have inspired me to try it again but this time I will be riding my 08 KLR
    The green machine, I call it that when it want's to walk.

    Keep this going, love the pictures,
    All the best.
    RR45:clap