This was meant to be an exploring trip… trying to find connections from Stoltz to either the North (Cowichan) or West (pacific marine road, probably via Robertson main). Well I got an adventure all right :).
A big loop with Luke… at least it feels that way the day after.
This was a long day, and a fun one. I covered a number of areas I wanted to check-out.
Got a late Sundy message from Francois suggesting/organizing a ride in the Oliphant Lake area… sounded like a better idea than the solo rides I’d been thinking of.
Steve Noon was asking questions about a SW Vancouver Island ride, and then asked for folks to join him…
Just a quick ride up through the Mt Wood area to make sure the change to the big tank and old (factory SM) carb worked.
Finally got motivated to work on installing the new gas tank, which implied doing a pile of other things at the same time (switch back to stock carburator, fix air/oil separator for engine breather, turn signals, tail light, etc…).
Thought I was making good progress and starting to look forward to having it back together…
Interesting ride, met some guys bushwhacking S from Tugwell Lake (should have gone W), took them back to Butler via Tugwell Main and TW40 (Mt Muir via Ranger Lake), split with them at the turnoff for Boulder Lake.
Mike Ryan organized a big gathering for a camping weekend. In theory there were 20 campsites, most with 2 tents, and some tents having more than one occupant. Lots of people, lots of bikes, lots of fun.