Boneyard. (Was supposed to be ‘closing the loop’.) 2015/12/30

Had a good ride. Ended up laying down a bunch of GPX tracks off of Boneyard main, but that was a fallback after the snow blocked my attempt to do the Butler, W Jordan, Kapoor loop.

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Kapoor Main / Shawnigan side Scouting. 2015/12/20

Christmas is about to descend on the home, and the forecast was for worse weather coming… if I was going to get out it needed to be today. I Went up to Shawnigan to see if I could get onto Kapoor Main. (I didn’t want to get there via the logging roads and then have to ride back through the logging roads.) Turns out to be trivial… at least from a navigation point of view. It rained, it snowed, there was riding on mud and snow, it was kinda ugly, and fun in warped way. I needed to stop in Shawnigan on the way back and warm up….

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Tugwell MainLine – challenging. 2015/12/16

Rode up Tugwell today. Got a late start, and these days are short, so (as expected) I ran out of daylight before running out of go juice (not completely true) or places to explore. The north end of Tugwell (beyond the recent logging) is surprisingly technical. A number of creek crossings, some lengths of washed out road. A concrete barrier in the middle of some not-smooth ground with gaps that are not much wider than the crash bars on the bike, a bridge that was probably decommissioned (ripped out).

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