Gary posted a ride invite on FB, planning to cut across the west shoulder of Mt Valentine on a track I have wanted to do for ages. James and I had made plans to camp the Saturday, but ammended those to rendezvous with Gary’s ride Sunday morning.Continue reading “2019/04/28 – Another Gary H ride.”
I’d hoped to get out camping this weekend, but it didn’t happen. Instead I got out and spent Sunday exploring … looking for the ideal camping spot I should have spent the previous night at…Continue reading “2019/04/21 – JDF ridge / Tansky – solo”
I was back out at Tansky clearing with Andy, but it was a short day, so I got some good riding/exploring in.Continue reading “2019/03/24 – Tansky (solo)”
Worked the Saturday with Andy and others. Came back on the Sunday with James and our DRZs. Did not get far into the trails. Rode the “loop” up Lars Legacy and back down, but had to do it from both sides as there was a big tree down, and enough snow at the top that just staying on the trail was hard.
Six of us at the start, but the group fractured early. I took Grant, Mark, and Robin down the track that James and I rode the week before… but we didn’t get to finish it, and even the “abort to nearest exit” didn’t come out all that well. (Dean and James split off, not sure if they have been heard from since !? :)
This came out shockingly well.Continue reading “2019/03/02 – volunteer work”
It is looking like it might be time to take a break from over-sharing, so the GPS tracks are likely to vanish for a bit, at least until we see what the logging companies are up to.Continue reading “2019/02/24 – West Sooke with James”
Forecast wasn’t great, but after having spent a good few hours wrenching on Alex’s bike so he could ride Sunday, it would have been stupid to stay home. He wanted to see snow, so off we went…Continue reading “2019-02-03 Clark to Valentine “ridge” and out Muir with Alex”
One always needs to have balance. In this case, after playing guru for a few rides, I needed to go back to being the weak link, the guy dragging his sorry self and bashed up bike at the end of the day. Kick-ass single track loop!
Lots of video. Not sure I’ll get to editing it. Came to realize I’m having trouble getting over big logs because I can’t wheelie… or more accurately, I can’t get the front wheel up, and then compress the rear suspension. I can weight/deweight, or I can lift the front end (sorta) … I can even sorta/almost do them in one move… but I definitely can’t get the front end up and then launch the bike off the rear wheel.