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.

2019/04/21 – JDF ridge / Tansky – solo

I’d hoped to get out camping this weekend, but it didn’t happen. Instead I got out and spent Sunday exploring … looking for the ideal camping spot I should have spent the previous night at…

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2019/04/14 – LIRC dirt ride, led by Peter, Prevost/Sicker/Hill 60/Hillcrest

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2019/03/24 – Tansky (solo)

I was back out at Tansky clearing with Andy, but it was a short day, so I got some good riding/exploring in.

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2019/03/09 & 10 – Tansky

Worked the Saturday with Andy and others. Came back on the Sunday with James and our DRZs. Did not get far into the trails. Rode the “loop” up Lars Legacy and back down, but had to do it from both sides as there was a big tree down, and enough snow at the top that just staying on the trail was hard.

2019/03/03 – West Sooke again

Six of us at the start, but the group fractured early. I took Grant, Mark, and Robin down the track that James and I rode the week before… but we didn’t get to finish it, and even the “abort to nearest exit” didn’t come out all that well. (Dean and James split off, not sure if they have been heard from since !? :)