2019/05/24-26 – Too Long Days

This didn’t really come off the way it was billed, which makes some sense, the goal was two very long days of dirt riding, covering some significant distance. It was also billed as big bike friendly, and “no one will get left behind”. A small group of good riders might have been able to do the original planned course in the given time, but when you start throwing novice riders into the mix, the situation changes. As it was, the weather crossed Harrison East off the “rideable” list, and there was a crash which soaked up a few more hours. We ended up arriving late and covering a fraction of the planned terrain. Which isn’t to say it wasn’t fun, it was.

2019/05/19 – Sooke to Shawnigan – with James and Johny

James said Johny wanted to take a 450L demo bike out for a dual-sport ride. I wasn’t keen on the Sooke to Shawnigan ride, as much of it is fairly boring mainline… but I agreed to go to the rendezvous and decide from there whether to go solo or with the group at that point.

It ended up being a fine ride. A little warm up detour through the edge of the Clark Rd area. Entrance at the far end of Muir, up Muir, East main, Butler to Williams Creek main. A spirited run up that to Kapoor. East on Kapoor to some of Devin’s single track and some messing about to cross Hank’s highway and exit on Kapoor hill / Kapoor.

Andy White on his Aprilla, Ross ? on a DR 650, Ed on a 690, Gareth on a DRZ, Johny on the 450L, plus James and myself.