Vancouver Island

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by suzukinut, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. suzukinut

    suzukinut Adventurer

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    I find that our little Island doesn't get the justification it deserves for dirt riding so I thought I would start a thread dedicated to dirt on the Island and as well it will encourage me to post more pictures of me and my knuckle head buddies out and about on our dual sports.

    Me and a buddy out today, Decemeber 30th, him on his 96' DR650 me on my 02' DRZ400E

    [​IMG]20181230_120247 by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]20181230_132123 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
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  2. eaglescan

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    good start, bring it on.
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  3. raptortrail

    raptortrail Been here awhile

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  4. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    Jealous! Nothing but snow in the Kamloops area...and -10c this morning. Wish I was there!
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Glad some one is getting out between storm cells, I took my bike out for a short spin the other day for the first time since November... With the rain and wind we have had the last bit there has not been much incentive, but at least the snow is staying in the mountains where it belongs.. Building another bike for the stable is keeping me occupied on the rainy days...
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  6. surfindirt

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    Way to end the year guys! I’m dying to get out there.
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  7. suzukinut

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  8. inbred

    inbred Sweeter than Yoo-hoo

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    I recommend providing a brief description under the pics of the specific area you are exploring. I enjoy google mapping-it to see where dudes are reefing their knobs. You gotta know pal, there are a lot of inmates who would sacrifice a testicle to have Vancouver Island as their riding turf. It's like living right next door to an all girls parochial school. No doubt the riding gods were looking down on you when you were conceived.

    Maybe some day I'll get out there. Soon as I do I'm gonna make a bee line for Fanny Bay to see if the legend is true!
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  9. suzukinut

    suzukinut Adventurer

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    A ride with a motley crew on Jan 27th. Started out up behind Shawnigan Lake on Kapor main, tried to get up and over some sort of Mountain or another but got turned back due to snow but found some great roads non the less and fun was had by all.

    [​IMG]50699334_10156377175361225_1695869718021275648_o by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]50578069_10156377175341225_2836793227191779328_o by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]50725420_10156377175196225_5021977234827640832_o (1) by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]50943352_10156377175431225_1854564125338763264_o by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]51186845_10157243387467018_8484050909280600064_n by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]50784591_10156377175286225_2127467386708688896_o by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]50592079_10157243387197018_7588065480875704320_n by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    And of course no day is complete without someone running out of fuel on the way home


    [​IMG]51486750_10156377175601225_7021674876398206976_o by Rob Ert, on Flickr

    But no worries the trusty ol' Suzuki DRZ saved the poor ol' KTMs day :)
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  10. suzukinut

    suzukinut Adventurer

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    I really need to post to this thread more often. So do any other Vancouver Island riders..... Did a solo day on Friday, up Kapoor main line behind Shawnigan Lake and being a Friday the gate was open. Did run into some employees but there were friendly and just asked about the bike. They sure are trenching up there though and they are surveying EVERYWHERE. I don't think it's going to be the same place in 2 years. Found some new tracks I haven't been on before, had a great time all being it a bit wet in the later half but was warm to didn't matter.

    [​IMG]20190913_120703 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
    Up Kapoor Mainline looking North/West


    [​IMG]20190913_124423 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
    Nice little area with a few lakes off Koksilah main line


    [​IMG]20190913_140337 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
    normally you can see Renfrew main line way down there

    [​IMG]20190913_145305 by Rob Ert, on Flickr


    [​IMG]20190913_172914 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
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  11. surfindirt

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    959C3524-D7E6-483F-A82A-5A6D2D80B257.jpeg Keep at it amigo and we’ll see you on the next ride. Here’s a few pics from our mid-island adventures a few weeks back.
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  13. surfindirt

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    Some pics from Qualicum and Alberni area.

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  14. suzukinut

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    Gotta post more often, especially since I bought a new bike. 2014 KTM 500 exc, LOVE, I mean LOVE this bike.

    [​IMG]2019-12-30_09-04-07 by Rob Ert, on Flickr
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