So, the Nanaimo Lakes “second lake gate” is apparently open for hunting season (9-5 on weekends, or something like that). That’s an old “classic dual-sport” route, so I jumped at the chance to ride it.
I haven’t been entirely happy with the sound of the bike since I put the new rings in. Not sure if it is just normal valve noise, or if I botched something. (edit: not enough cam chain tension.) But the forecast said we were going to get one nice day, so despite having something of a cold, I loaded the bike and went for a ride in west sooke.