I’d noticed a mine site off the Yalakom FSR when looking at the GPX track from the ride to the Loose Screw, and James was keen enough to go back and check it out. We also found some “new” track along Mission Ridge, and met up with Franky, Mladen and others at Laluwissin.
The mine site is the Elizabeth mine, the best info I found about it is here: http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/report.aspx?f=PDF&r=Minfile_Detail.rpt&minfilno=092O++012
The Mission Ridge track needs some work, as the East ends have gates. The gotcha is the steepness of the Bridge River canyon (there is only one bridge), and the long stretch of connected First Nations land. Both Cooma (main) and Ama Creek Rd are gated. So the route needs more research before being introduced as mainstream….
I really didn’t expect this to come out as a loop, but it did, with a short hike to a fantastic tea-hut.
So, the surprise for me was that the W100 gate at Loss Creek was open.
There are pix (on FB), and I have video. They should come in the future. Was a nice no-nonsense ride with three similar bikes and riders.
A good solid / long ride out at Tansky.Continue reading “2019/09/01 – Tansky with James U. and Dean”
I did up some pix for someone on FB who had dropped his bike and cracked the clutch side cover with his brake lever… apparently knocking a chunk of metal out on the inside.Continue reading “Greasy fingers – DRZ crankcase – where stuff falls.”
Chris wanted to re-ride a track he and Colin had done 6 weeks back. It did not go according to plan. More (and more varied) riders than expected is one thing, but the route itself had changed: gates were closed, roads were blocked, a bridge removed!
A quick outline of the trip to the Loose Screw event before it slips my mind, will update as video and pictures get organized.Continue reading “2019/08/08->13 Loose Screw via Mud Lakes and Whipsaw”
Finally got the Cota (trials bike) out. Got the hitch carrier two days ago, insured the van yesterday. (Had the bike running a couple days back, and worked on the left fork seal … recently. New seals showed up today, but the 35mm film “clean out” seems to have worked).Continue reading “2019/07/24 – VMC property with Kory”
A good solid day of technical single track.Continue reading “2019/07/21 – Tansky with Kory”
Chris wanted to scout out some tracks for an LIRC dirt ride. more details later.