2020/07/12 – Oliphant with Dylan and Rob

“quick” run through Oliphant with Rob H and Dylan G. Good track, everyone sweated a bit, and the young guy even got tired. Despite the title, we did not get anywhere near the lake.

Ahh, right, south entrance (by the power lines) has been recently blocked.

2020/07/05 – “shawnigan east” with Mladen and others.

I still can’t believe we only had four riders show up when Mladen volunteered to lead a big bike ride on a Sunday. I had thought Jeff was going, but he was a no show. The two of them, in my books are kind of “the” local big bike riders… but I’m no racer, so my perceptions are probably whacked. Anyhow, Josh, Scott Mc, Mladen and myself made up the four riders running around Oliphant this day. Scott and Josh tired fairly early, and Mladen’s partner (Bobbi) was leading a “girls'” group aroound, so he and I let Scott and Josh run for home while we joined with the girls group.

While few would have called Josh or Scott fast, the girls group was _way_ slower. Still, I had fun and did get to see a new viewpoint I hadn’t seen (mid lake), and which is worth knowing. And as always, you get to work on different skills when forced to a different pace. Malahat was _slow_ with southbound (homeward) traffic, and so was Finlayson/Munn Rd. Spent time chasing cars while riding on the shoulder looking for ramps (sshh).

2020/07/01 – 13km in 4 hours with Chris and Brad

Started off easy enough…

But Chris wanted to try a trail that looked pretty hellish on the topo. Even the level parts were pretty techical, but once it started to climb we were pretty f*cked. Brad made it up on his 450EXC with good tires. The guys used the rope on my bike at one point, and quite a bit on Chris’.

Anyhow, the “13km in 4 hours” comment was Chris’ … I haven’t verified it, but we were two hours later than desired getting out, and we headed straight out from the trail head (after a stop to get our breath back).