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.
Gary posted a ride invite on FB, planning to cut across the west shoulder of Mt Valentine on a track I have wanted to do for ages. James and I had made plans to camp the Saturday, but ammended those to rendezvous with Gary’s ride Sunday morning.
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.
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 !? :)