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”.Continue reading “2022/07/24 – Port Alberni (west) – Day 3 – Hucuktlis etc.”
The Day 2 plan was pretty simple Yellow Creek mine and explore around Arrowsmith.Continue reading “2022/07/23 – Port Alberni (east) – Day 2 – Yellow Creek Mine, Arrowsmith”
Day 1 was a really mixed bag. I headed out of the campsite with the idea of going up and over the mountains toward Nahmint Lake in the west. This was in my books a scouting/exploring ride… see if the connection could be made and what the options were, add roads that were not mapped etc.Continue reading “2022/07/22 – Port Alberni – Day 1”
I’ve been “trying” to get away van-moto camping for quite a while. Suddenly on Thursday morning it seemed like I had enough of the TODO list done that I could skip out. The plan was to ride the hills west of Port Alberni, and thus the Arden Creek Recreation Site seemed like a good base camp.Continue reading “2022/07/22-24 – Port Alberni – Summary”
Yikes, big timeline hole. Right — the Lillooet trip, and I did not ride the following weekend. I’ll try to write this up. It was the first van/moto camping trip, and came off pretty well. I did lose the InReach which sucked, and the Mud-Lakes day did not go as planned (mostly due to the Churn Creek water level).
A great ride . Plan was find a view for lunch, and check out the E11/E10 connection Andy J had pointed out. Bonus points for viewpoints, new “squiggles” on the map, verifying J40 was snow free, and for stretching our abilities a little.Continue reading “2022/06/18 – Valentine, TW40, J40, E10 connector, etc – with Rob T”
More riding/work up on the endurance loop.Continue reading “2022/06/12 – Oliphant with Chris and Colin”
Missed last weekend, just about missed this one. Spent most of the time pulling/cutting alder and broom. Need to change the course where the pic was taken. Need to tweak the bike some more too.
Scott Collins made another interesting point at the weekend campfire(*).Continue reading “Clean vs Dirty bikes – paraphrasing Scott C.”
A big group, with some of the inevitable consequences. One ambulance, one flat tire, more mechanical issues. Lots of pictures, and maybe some good video (not by me though).Continue reading “2022/05/21-23 Chris’ DRC motocamping trip”