Took a bunch of guys through Oliphant. In at the south end, up to my TB1 loop, over to Old Baldy, across to Serious Coffee for a break (and may have dropped the more tired / weaker riders), back in, up the power lines, across to Oliphant and back out the way we came in.Continue reading “2021-03-20 Oliphant with big crew”
I missed the main group and had a good solo outing up Oliphant way. Marked a new path/shortcut, cleared a bunch of ground around the MX track. Did some “ride by” video work.
Here’s the moto-x loop I talked about, this is the last and quickest lap I had. I suspect I was sitting for a good fraction of it as I was getting tired. Higher resolution version at : https://tbrown.ca/20210313-motox-loop.webm
Certificate of completion officially noted for: Rob T (who asked for his), Alex H, Colin B, Colin K, Chris C, Me, and Todd E.
Route planning and Navigation FAILURE noted for Me. That pass went up to 725 meters. I found it and have run it many times, I should know it’s height, and that 700+ was likely to be “problematic”. I will note that I did stop when the jeep tracks disappeared, and that others rode past me. I wanted to continue, but I did think a discussion was appropriate.
(More scouting needs to be done, the logging co seems to be cutting off routes faster than normal. )
(That was the pass over the shoulder of Mt Muir, from Muir East to Butler.)
Another ride that didn’t match the ride plan. A run up Jacob’s Creek to Kirby, and some playing in the single track around Boyd’s pit.
Tugwell, through to Muir and out. Includes the Tugwell spur alternate track by Bass Lake. Stopped on Muir East to visit the waterfall, which was interesting due to a good five or six inches of heavy snow. Water levels were quite low.Continue reading “2020/01/30 – Tugwell Loop with Chris and co, Snow! (video)”
Cold and clear. Was a frosty morning and I was fighting computers/hard drives so start got delayed to 11 (and I was still late). With the limited daylight it made for a short day.Continue reading “2021/01/23 – Sooke to Shawnigan with James and Rob”
Chris brought a work friend of his out on a West Sooke ride. The “goal” was to get to the Matterhorn (surprisingly easy, they’ve re-opened that track).Continue reading “2021/01/17 – Ride with Chris (and Todd, and others) in West Sooke.”
Rob T ride up to Skutz falls (from burnt bridge) and then whatever…
“Whatever” basically was a run down Skutz Falls main (with a detour via the base of the powerlines) to Holt. Holt to Wild Deer, and then it got fuzzy and side tracked. Was supposed to be over Eagle Heights to Riverside, but ended up being an attempt for Louis lake. But there were so many trees down on the track that we were happy just to get out without having to backtrack. Exit was basically down the main access to Louis lake and out the holt main gate.
I have gpx, maybe video, to come. (and yes, it’s been a bit of a break over the holidays.)
I need a place to store ride ideas. This is mostly places that I haven’t ridden yet.