2018/02/15 – Cowichan Area ride with Daniel

In theory this was a ride to get some drone footage. More pavement than most of my rides.

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2018/02/10 – Hard ride through Oliphant area, with James and Mike

Mike set the meeting for 9am. I thought it was early, but we’d have run out of daylight if we had started much later. A solid day of technical riding.

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2018/02/04 – Longish ride up to Tugwell Lake, then Alligator Lake, with Gerry, Luke, Scott.

Honestly, we had no business taking Gerry’s F800GS up to Tugwell. I knew it would be hard, but I have a hard time figuring out what Gerry can and can not do on that bike. (I’m not sure he can either. :)  Exited Tugwell Lake to Butler (hard), up Butler to East Main, down that to the Alligator Lake turn off where we split with Gerry (due to accumulated injuries). Luke, Scott and I up to the Lake… where we stopped to wait out some of the rain in the cabin. Then basically bee-lined it to the start of Muir Main. Muir gate bypass seems to be functioning normally.

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2018/02/03 – Tow job

LIRC trail ride collapsed. Caught up with Luke in Sooke, planned to ride up Tugwell spur and over to Alligator lake. Made the mistake of starting at Clark… which was an error as Tugwell Creek is running high. Ended up towing Luke and his bike to the foot of Anderson.

2018/01/20 – Tugwell East -> Bill James -> Butler, with James and Luke

We managed to squeeze in a nice “aggressive” ride without getting heavily rained on. Colin Beck posted some video of the track up to the (defunct) Bill James dam, and none of us had been up there for a while, so after checking out a track that Luke had found, we headed up that way. We also checked out the foot of Old Young Lake road to see if there was a bypass for the chunk the logging companies removed (sort of), and then headed up “Oil Drum” (or wagonmeister or secret path, pick a name) to Butler, and down Butler to exit (gate was closed — someone said it was “always open these days!?”).

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2018/01/14 – Langford again

Out with Mike and James, staying near Mike’s place while he tries out a “new to him” bike that he bought for his son who will be turning sixteen soon. No pix. May have some video, but it will just be a bit of technical riding.

2017/12/14 – Clark to Muir with James

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “hard” ride. The Jordan Ridge ride was fast enough and scenic enough to be a nice ride, but most of it was doable on a street bike. I’d asked if anyone was interested in a Thursday ride before the rain started on Friday. James messaged me in the morning, so off we went.

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Clark to Muir via Tugwell Spur
Clark-2-Muir Creek Crossing

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2017/12/09 – JDF Ridge, with James and Mike

The backroads mapbook lists a “Jordan Ridge ATV Route”, that I’ve wanted to try for aeons. (Given that I got my motorcycle license about 25 months ago, aeons obviously aren’t a very large unit of time, it _has_ been 100+ posts :). No one else seemed to have any plans, so I figured I’d try it. Then James asked if I had a flywheel remover, and James was in touch with Mike….

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