2022/11/27 – Did not meet my own expectations – (My lap at the suffering).

Two weeks ago I was completely psyched for the Bonzai Braapline — but the clutch trouble I’d had on the previous ride, manifested before the start. Turned out to be a blown o-ring on the clutch slave piston (*) — e.g. I didn’t get to start. Major disappointment.

The Suffering offered a Bronze class that was my hope for redemption. No such luck — the event was fine, but I failed to meet my own expectations.

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2022/10/28 – Oliphant with James, re-opened A loop

more “notes to self”. Butt just above the seat can allow you to put weight on the rear wheel (butt down) quickly, without having to do the pull on handle bars thing. Ride your own race. James talks about the battle of the egos… control your own ego, don’t fight everyone else’s. Just having Jammer follow me around was enough to push me past my pace, or otherwise stop me from finding my own flow.

Did some work clearing work on the A loop. Jammer cleared higher than I did … I haven’t been riding the forest part of that standing.

This was a friday, sunday forecast is for rain … unfortunately I missed the Sat ride with Rob, DRC folks and Taylor… I did spend some quality time with the puppy though (first off-leash session).

2022/10/18 – Oliphant

Quick run up to Oliphant, mostly to buy a used rear tire in Shawnigan, but I did some loop maintenance, and then ran three laps in just over 33 minutes (less if you credit me the seconds to stop and clear some logs). I thought I was taking it easy, but both my body and the stopwatch say I was NOT.

2022/09/09-11 Wanduro Bus Trip

Yikes. 2.5 months after the fact I’m emptying the GPS and realize I haven’t posted anything about this. A good trip… but we still have the same tension between the less advanced and more advanced riders. I have pix and video, but Scott did up some good edits … unfortunately I didn’t get around to shortlisting and sharing my footage from days 2 and 3 (he did use some of my footage for day 1). Scott’s videos and some of my pix below.

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2022/07/24 – Port Alberni (west) – Day 3 – Hucuktlis etc.

For some reason, this was the “best day” in my books. That might be because I was getting tired and took a more relaxed approach, it might be because I stuck to more mainline roads, maybe it was the weather, which apparently triggered some heatrash. It might be the awesome Nahmint River pictures. In any case, it was time to run “farther west”.

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