2019/03/09 & 10 – Tansky

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.

2019/03/03 – West Sooke again

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 !? :)

2019-02-03 Clark to Valentine “ridge” and out Muir with Alex

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…

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2019/01/20 – Getting stretched by/with Devin and Jammer

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!

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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.

2019/01/19 – Informal dirt ride with some LIRC folks

Got out on the Saturday with a couple other light bikes and “less timid” riders. Weather forecast was for showers until 2-3pm and then clearing. Well it wasn’t bad while we were riding, but got drenched riding home.

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2019/01/13 – Alex’s LIRC dirt ride.

Alex posted on facebook: “Anyone want to do some dual sporting this weekend? I’d like to follow someone around the trails” … there ended up being a dozen riders :).

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2018/12/30 quick “pre-ride” with Chris and Michael

Chris wanted to lay out an “easy” new-years-day (NYD) dirt ride that would be doable by big bikes (although perhaps not by newbies on big bikes).

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2018/12/08 Solo ride, cracked rib

Having missed the big ride on Saturday, I wasn’t going to stay home Sunday.